enviroment friendly development for v2?
openmoko at robertmichel.de
Sun Feb 4 22:47:13 CET 2007
Oleg L. Sverdlov schrieb am Sonntag, den 04. Februar 2007 um 23:36h:
> All this is good.
> a) how the company (FIC) is supposed to make a profit by manufacturing
> less phones?
Who is saying that FIC should produce less phones ;)
When FIC is producing phones which are usable 2-5 longer than
the other phones on the market, than this is a good argument
to choce a phone from FIC. Don't forget that FIC steps new
into a quite closed market.
> b) let's say my phone will last 10 years . How can I be sure that my
> cellular provider will use the same technology for many years (with only
> software upgrades required)?
You cant upgrade to UMTS, but for phoning with GSM it should be
"good enough". When the GSM chip would be on a small module, even
network technologie would be upgradable.
> There are companies that create sell refurbished phones to 3rd world
> countries for cheap, so the situation is not grim enough.
AFAIK less then 2% of the mobils are going to recycled.
My 12 years old hp48 calculator is still very usefull, so
I don't find any reason (from the consumer view) why a live
cycle of a smartphone couldn't be 10 years as well.
Not the hardware was the limiting factor on the phones of the
last years - the software was it.
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