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VIDEO: Would You Build Your Own Cell Phone?

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It's come to light that Motorola is working on developing a "modular" cell phone called Project Ara. Every component in the handset will be removable and replaceable, so if you want to upgrade your CPU, you simply pop out the old one and clip in a new one.

In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss the pros and cons of a modular cell phone.

What about you, readers? Does the thought of a modular cell phone appeal to you? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.


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looks like Jeff is Mac lover. His statement doesn't make any sense. Its the PC which allow many upgrade easily without changing or upgrading the Windows OS. Where as Apply makes is soooooo difficult for you to maky any upgrades. Just search for graphic cards for both pc and mac?? You will get millions for PC where as only handful for Mac. This is just an example, the same goes for every part on mac. Seriously ????
And I am not PC fan, just stating what is obvious.