Every day we throw away millions of electronic devices, because they get old and become worn-out. But usually it's only one of the components that causes the problem. The rest of the device works fine but is needlessly thrown away, simply because electronic devices are not designed to last. This makes electronic waste one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, and our phone is one of the biggest causes.
So this is a new kind of phone. It's made of blocks, detachable blocks. They're all connected to the base, and the base connects everything together. Electrical signals are transferred through the pins, and two small screws lock everything in place.
So if, for instance, your phone is getting a little slow, you can just upgrade the block that affects the speed. Or if something breaks, you can easily replace it with a new one, or update it with the latest version.
Another great thing about this is you can customize your phone. Let's say this is your phone, and you do everything in the cloud. Why not replace your storage block for a bigger battery block? If you're like this guy and love to take pictures, why not upgrade your camera? Or if you don't care about any of this stuff, you can keep it simple, and get a bigger speaker. You can choose the blocks you want, support the brands you like, or even develop your own blocks.
Phonebloks is built on an open platform by companies working together to create the best phone in the world. To set out this platform, we need to get the right companies and the right people involved. They will only get started if there is a lot of interest in the phone worth keeping.
So this is the plan: To show them there's an interest for this phone, we need your voice. You can donate your social reach on the website. We gather as much people as possible. On the 29th of October we send out the blast, all at the same time, spreading all your voices to show the world there's a need for a phone worth keeping. The more people involved, the bigger the impact.
Please visit phonebloks.com to raise your voice and spread the word.
Phonebloks, a phone worth keeping.