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Google's Project Ara phones will be strange, but also a lot of fun (Smartphones Unlocked)

With Google's mix-and-match Project Ara handsets, the time is ripe for wacky add-ons to truly customize your phone.

By March 23, 2015


Phonebloks is a Lego-like phone that lasts forever

A new concept mobile aims to do away with upgrades by having swappable modules that keep your phone up to date.

By October 27, 2013


Report: Google acquires Modu's mobile patents

Modu, which is now defunct, made small mobile phones that could placed into cases to add more functionality to the respective platform.

By May 20, 2011


Modu 1 modular phone hits UK, touchscreen Modu T to come: Android Modu-like?

The Modu 1, the world's smallest mobile phone, is finally bringing its wacky modular 'jacket' concept to the UK. Could a touchscreen modular Android phone be next?

By July 13, 2010


Google buys Modu patents, may be planning modular Android phone

Google has snapped up the patents of Modu, a maker of tiny, modular mobile phones. Is something Android-flavoured in the works?

By May 20, 2011


Modu no more

Modu, an Israeli company that offered a tiny cell phone for use with interchangeable jackets, will shut down in February.

By January 20, 2011


Fujitsu ponders Lifebook laptop-tablet-camera-phone concept

If you have an obsessive-compulsive neat streak, rejoice for the four-in-one Fujitsu laptop-phone-tablet-camera.

By January 20, 2012


Microsoft patents phone with swappable parts

Microsoft's filed a patent for a Transformer-esque smart phone, with swappable accessories like game pads and extra batteries.

By September 23, 2011


Modu gets first commercial launch

Modu goes on sale in its home country of Israel.

By July 20, 2009


Modu and JBL show off music jacket

Designed with JBL, the Modu Music jacket turns the tiny phone into a music player.

By February 17, 2009