revive smartphone
revive smartphone revive smartphone
sep 20, 2010

revive smartphone

revive smartphone



unlike other electronics, the revive smartphone was developed with re-manufacturing, re-use and recycling in mind. the concept was created by kinneir dufort with a user interface designed by duncan shotton. the phone itself is designed for easy disassembly allowing it to be recycled easily or simply upgraded through replacing different components. by combining this with simple software upgrades, users can continue to repair their phone rather than throw it out and buy a new one. the concept also includes a membership system that rewards users for keeping their phones longer. the design features a curved form factor that fits better inside pockets and compliments the touchscreen display that covers the entire front side. the backside is covered in a brown leather to reflect the lifespan of the device. the ui is also designed to encourage a long lifespan by creating a relationship with the user.




  • It looks like an iphone.

    w.n. says:
  • lol all phones are going to look like the iphone from now on. iphone wasnt the first to come up with the basic design either. there were a few before it

    Rob says:
  • people stop using their old phones for a good reason: new components are way better than old ones. that means you are saving an old shell to put a new lcd screen (think retina display from iphone 3gs to iphone 4) as well as a faster processor. it’s not even economically viable.

    though the phone looks good.

    everlastingz says:
  • people stop using their “old” phones because they are conditioned to, or because they fail at an operational and/or physical level.
    this is a great idea, i am working on something similar at university currently.
    good luck with it.

    Scott says:

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