Modular gadgets seem to become more and more present on gadget market nowadays. The latest modular gadget to arrive is the PuzzlePhone. The Finnish PuzzlePhone project is similar to Project Ara, but might become reality sooner than the Project Ara modular phone. The PuzzlePhone is simpler than Project Ara’s modular phone. It only consists in three main modules: the brain, the spine and the heart. Any of these modules can be replaced by a similar one if needed. It would be a nice thing to only have to change a module and be able to use your phone again.
PuzzlePhone surfaced on Indiegogo recently. The project is trying to raise $250000 in flexible funding. This means that even if they don’t reach their goal, they will keep the money. Although this might be a warning sign in some cases we will grant PuzzlePhone the benefit of the doubt and will presume that they will do everything in their power to create the PuzzlePhone.
If you are one of the first 250 backers to help PuzzlePhone out with at least $333, you will certainly get a The 1st Edition Very Early Bird PuzzlePhone. This will be delivvered to you in September 2016. If you plunk at least $444 you will get the PuzzlePhone Early Bird. While The 1st Edition only offers 16 GB of internal storage and a fully plastic back plate, this more expensive version features a metal logo plate detail and 32 GB of internal storage. If you decide to go big and help PuzlePhone out with over $777, next October you will get the PuzzlePhone Indiegogo Special modular device. This will feature copper details with special edition plate and engraved text of your choice on the cover, 64 GB of internal storage memory.
All of the versions of the PuzzlePhone are supposed to feature an octa- core processor, 5- inch full HD display, 12 MP primary camera and 5 MP selfie camera. The PuzzlePhone will include 3 GB of RAM and 16GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. The design is simple and PuzzlePhone promisses that it won’t be dated anytime soon. The PuzzlePhone is made of three major modules. The brain houses the processor and the cameras, the spine consists in the 5- inch display, the frame and the speakers. The heart will house the battery and secondary electronics. If any of these modules would break it could be easily replaced with another one. The modular design also allows upgrades to the PuzzlePhone. Who knows what new technology will be available in a few years? If it will be included into a module your PuzzlePhone could easily get it without having to totally change your phone.