Rob. S. 1,492 Posted February 8, 2021 Share Posted February 8, 2021 Some of us here came to Fxtec after having shown an interest earlier for a product of a former venture of the Fxtec entrepreneurs – the "Livermorium Keyboard Mod" that was supposed to come out for Lenovo/Motorola's Moto Z series of smartphones, an attachable slider keyboard specifically designed for those phones. (Due to several problems some of which were caused by Motorola themselves – it was exactly during that time when Lenovo had decided to shrink Motorola, laying off many employees and causing quite some friction specifically in the Moto Mods area – the release was stopped just before mass production was supposed to start, and everyone who already had paid was offered a refund.) So it might be of some interest to some that on Motorola's websites every trace of the existence of a "Moto Z" series smartphone has disappeared. I guess the "Mod" concept was doomed right from the start, as the potential market volume of an accessory product for just one line of phones within the lineup of just one manufacturer had a hard limit before someone even started to think of such a product. Also, because the add-ons had to fit the phone's size, the phone's size and shape was predefined right from the start with no option to ever deviate from it. Me, I somehow liked the concept. I had two such phones and, for some time, used attachable "Mods" which served as battery packs, loudspeakers (JBL-branded) or cameras (the Hasselblad-branded "True Zoom Camera Mod")... Perhaps they should have tried to get other manufacturers into the boat, creating kind of an open standard for attachable smartphone accessories, like Panasonic and Olympus did for cameras... 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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