No, I’m not talking about your yearly or every-other-year upgrade plan. I’m talking about upgrading the camera or processor on your existing phone! You wouldn’t get new-phone-envy halfway through your contract, because you could just upgrade the one you have. Want a better camera? Sure, no problem. Faster processor? More RAM? More powerful battery? Go for it!
Motorola just announced their Ara program, and I’m VERY excited about it. It’s built off of their MAKEwithMOTO program, and the idea is to bring you a modular, upgradable mobile platform.
Best of all, it’s open source! So, you can upgrade your phone to get the level of performance that works best for you, make it look the way you want, and you don’t have to worry so much about it getting outdated early.
Sounds so cool. The possibilities appear endless! Would the cost be the key? How heavy would the phone become? Or how large?
I think it depends on which frame you pick for the modules and how well each is made. I think your phone could vary significantly in weight depending on your choices. 🙂 Me, I’d pick performance over just about everything, and wouldn’t mind adding a little weight to get it.