Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2016 12:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

If LG and Google's Ara didn't get you excited about modularized smartphones, perhaps Lenovo's new Moto Z line will. The Moto Z, which was announced today and will be available in two forms on Verizon this summer before heading to the rest of the world in the fall, has a new system for accessory add-ons called Moto Mods. The Mods attach to the back of the phone via magnets and provide a new look, improved audio, a projector, or other extra features.

I guess this is the new thing thrown to see at the wall if it sticks.

I see more potential in Ara's take on modular smartphones than the kind of stuff LG and Motorola is doing, which feels a bit tacked-on and limited.

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Jolla tried this
by Kishe on Fri 10th Jun 2016 16:14 UTC
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Their other half ended up being a niche market with only a handful of hobbyists making other halfs for the phone

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RE: Jolla tried this
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 10th Jun 2016 16:46 in reply to "Jolla tried this"
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Well on one hand, Jolla isn't moto/lenovo.

On the other hand Moto also did the first Android tablet, the first conversion unit with the lapdock, the first heath smart watch thing with motoactiv and they were all smash successes that propelled them to be the largest, most sucessfullist, not-slowly-dyingist company out there. So I'm certain that this is guaranteed to be as successful as those.

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RE[2]: Jolla tried this
by Kishe on Fri 10th Jun 2016 20:01 in reply to "RE: Jolla tried this"
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largest, most succesful subsidiary of lenovo you mean?

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RE[2]: Jolla tried this
by phoenix on Sun 12th Jun 2016 20:14 in reply to "RE: Jolla tried this"
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Pretty sure you're missing a few /S tags in there. ;) 😉

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