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Component Supply May Be Moto PhoneBlok's Achilles Heel

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sanwillem@hotmail.com
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Lego or compatibility
sanwillem@hotmail.com   7/21/2014 10:04:26 PM
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All nice ideas but what the consumer really wants  is user-friendliness and compat ability. I think that Nokia got the message when we look at their new Windows phone.

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
Jacob   11/19/2013 10:51:16 PM
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"perhaps please elaborate on what you mean by "others won't allow them to grow like that"?"

Alex, others means the existing OEMs and service providers.

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t.alex   11/19/2013 9:26:58 AM
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Jacob, perhaps please elaborate on what you mean by "others won't allow them to grow like that"?

 

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
Jacob   11/18/2013 10:53:59 PM
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"do you think with this model we can see some surprising players to join the market. For example who knows ... Lego may join."

Alex, do you think new players can take up the role as a challenge? No, because others won't allow them to grow like that.

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
t.alex   11/18/2013 5:50:16 PM
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Jacob, do you think with this model we can see some surprising players to join the market. For example who knows ... Lego may join.

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
Jacob   11/17/2013 10:48:28 PM
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"There might be market for these phonebloks, and mostly are the geeky users. The key issue is Motorola has to standardize hardware interfacing signals as well as mechanical dimensions for all the components to inter-op. "

There won't be any doubt about market requirement. But mobile manufactures knows well about the market strategy and they won't opt for such resizable products; it can affect their future products. They always prefer incremental models for sustainability.

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_hm   11/17/2013 4:53:35 PM
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This looks good concept for testing new prototypes. Each group working on modular design can test their design with this modular structure.

Except for this, the product will be much more expensive and it it may be less green.

 

 

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
t.alex   11/17/2013 10:23:40 AM
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In the current saturated smartphone market, probably this is one of the bold moves Motorola can try. In the worst case, all the parts will come from the same manufacturer which is ... Motorola :) and you may still have a good phone :)

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nimantha.d   11/17/2013 3:31:33 AM
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@t.alex: Im not sure whether Motorola has the capability to do so since they are kind of cornered in the market for not making in-roads. So first and the best thing to do is to find some path and make some in-roads before trying anything fancy.   

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Re: Mobile with plug & Play components
t.alex   11/16/2013 10:41:44 AM
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There might be market for these phonebloks, and mostly are the geeky users. The key issue is Motorola has to standardize hardware interfacing signals as well as mechanical dimensions for all the components to inter-op. 

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