Because it’s a bad idea. You can already simply not throw away your old phone and just keep using it. In particular if you’re like myself and use a phone mostly for … phoning.
So what advantage with a modular phone? Either these modules are made to break quickly or they’ll want customers replacing all of them all the time to keep up with technological advancement anyway. In any other case that company will never sell enough modules to still be around for you to get a replacement module should one break a few years down the road.
You won’t convince me of this idea, sorry, good luck with it though.
So do I. Believe me, if it were up to me, I’d still be using a 3310. =P
However, for the people who feel the need to spend money all the time on gadgets and the latest Fapple fad… They will eventually buy it. And then… They will drop, sit on, dip in liquids, throw, stomp and crush the very phone they bought not months ago. This leads to physical and/or electronic damage, mostly on the LCD. What happens then? Well, you have the phone’s warranty, so they just give you a repaired phone, most likely yours. In reality, they’re just jacking your phone to a software they have, copy all the contents of the memory and bios and then toss it out. They then grab a brand new phone and plug your stuff right back in. What happens to the old one? Straight into the “recycle bin”, to be “recycled”. Then it’s shipped off to some 3rd world country that serves as a technological dump where it all sits there, NOT being recycled.
This is a step up to minimize those dumps. They’re still enclosed pieces of hardware that’s “built to last” (a few months/years, that is), but, if the same amount of people that use the current top of the line smartphones use it, it’ll diminish all that “recycling” those same companies do.
The end goal is, obviously, to NOT do any of the “recycling” it’s currently being done, but I stand firm in the belief this is a step towards that future.
And I’m not aiming to convince everyone. I’ll be happy if I convince half the people who read this to go and upvote them on Thunderclap.