30 Oct '13, 11am

New post: Ask Hackaday: Does Project Ara Solve the Phonebloks’ Problems?

Agreed, I’m getting tired of people’s infatuation with thinner phones/tablets and even laptops, a thinner phone/tablet won’t make it more portable or pocketable, especially when it’s a 5″-10″ flat slab, yet manufacturers insist on making them thinner and thinner. A thinner phone is actually more difficult to hold, and just isn’t comfortable. You could double the thickness of a modern smartphone, thus giving it more battery life, add a physical keyboard (which many of us want/need) and it’ll still be just as pocketable as current slim smartphones… Hell, people already put huge cases on their smartphones that doubles the thickness, such as Otterbox, Tank, Ballistic Hard Core, among others, instead of putting on a case, manufacturers could build them to withstand more abuse as well… And the same can be said about laptops, we’re crippling laptops so that they can fit in a pape...

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