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    Cyberdisk - The future of smart phones.
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    Haha, linking the Irrelevant Show.

    Might as well have been the Onion, the Beaverton, or the Borowitz Report.

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    Today it's still as true as it ever was that the higher up you are, the less connected.

    And that's the future as well.

    Phones are for slaves to their phones. Or games or whatever.

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    Now that Ottawa has awarded Videotron (Shaw) the 700 mhz cell phone bandwidth means less dropped calls.Just sayin.
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    Videotron isn't Shaw, Quebecor owns them.

    You might be thinking of the Videotron-Videon-Shaw timeline in terms of Edmonton/Alberta cable acquisitions.
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    Ahh, I see. Quebecor, didn't they buy out the Financial Post etc some years ago?

    Back on track, it's still a significant move in the future of smartphones. I don't know if other major service providers will get a crack at this bandwidth or if it's up to the CRTC.
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    I remember reading a book where people had customized laptop cases but would throw out the screen and motherboard and replace them when they were obsolete, to me the Ara Phone seems like a similar idea, swap and match modules to get the phone you want
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    Seems like a pretty cool and smart idea, I can't wait to see what they finally release in early 2015.

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    Yeah I'd love to get one for my daughter to learn to use.

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    These are an interesting idea but they run contrary to the general pattern of product evolution. In general the longer a product category is around, the more simple the technology gets for the average consumer. Take camera's, for the average consumer camera's went from very technical devices with complex operation through polaroid, point-and-shoot, to digital point-and-shoot, and finally subsumed within our phones. Yes the complex, multi-lense cameras are out there but they exist for a particular subset of users.

    I suspect modular smart phones will go the same route, probably successful enough within a subset of users but never overtaking the mainstream market of off the shelf devices.

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