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Online xrunner

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Re: Is the Phonebloks concept phone even possible?
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2013, 11:57:05 pm »
"Possible" is a big word. Very few things in this universe are NOT possible, given enough time.

That's what we used to tell the bosses when I was still working. They'd ask us if such-and-such a project was possible. We'd always reply -

"Well, anything is possible given enough time and money"
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Re: WTF is he thinking?!
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2013, 12:19:27 am »
What an extreme good idea, he worked hard at it and got a perfect result !!!!

(making a clean video, choose the kind of public stupid enough to believe anything, got shared around on socialistic media, and most of all: with an unexistable product !)

A big marketing career is waiting for him.

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Re: Is the Phonebloks concept phone even possible?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2013, 12:38:32 am »
I used to have an idea where they should make the radio module of the phone a universal part so you can upgrade the phone from HSPA to LTE for example. But now it seems the phones are going the way where they're not supposed to be opened.
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Re: WTF is he thinking?!
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2013, 12:52:56 am »
There's a way I could see this maybe working but not nearly as granular as he wants it.

You'll need to separate the things logically.  All the high-speed stuff will need to be in the same block. CPU/GPU/RAM would all have to be in the same block and provide an external USB and LVDS interface. The radio would interface over USB as well as the camera. Storage is easy, just use MicroSD.

The problem comes is just like a real computer, you need drivers. Unless they figure out a way to provide a generic interface where the block only communicates on a high level.

Problems:
1. Phone would be bigger than now
2. Phone would be more expensive because of less integration. If Qualcomm could make a single chip that does CPU, GPU, RAM, RADIO, BT, WLAN why not?
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WTF is he thinking?!
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2013, 01:15:53 am »

Possible, yes (though not the way they picture it), but  it would be too big, heavy and expensive for anybody to want it.
 
But look at the positive side.  With all the required interconnects nobody will loose their phone again. 
The bag phone is returning and those are too big to loose.  :)
 

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Re: WTF is he thinking?!
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2013, 05:11:16 am »
A thought came to mind, I don't know how effective it would be, but would it not be possible to use fibre optics for data transmission? leaving only a power requirement for the block connections?

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Re: WTF is he thinking?!
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2013, 09:58:30 am »
A thought came to mind, I don't know how effective it would be, but would it not be possible to use fibre optics for data transmission? leaving only a power requirement for the block connections?

-kizzap

I doubt it, you'd then need a fiber transceiver to connect to the "components" in the blocks, making the blocks even bigger and more expensive.
 


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