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UPGRADEABLE CUSTOMIZEABLE HANDHELD DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130437D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 155K

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Abstract

This invention addresses how people like to have customized devices, as well as the problem of reducing initial purchase cost, as well as upgrade cost in the Cell Phone / PDA market.

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UPGRADEABLE CUSTOMIZEABLE HANDHELD DEVICE

Upgradeable Customizable Handheld Device Built Around a Central Frame Constraining the Processor, Radio, Memory, and Other Essential Parts of a PDA / Phone

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This invention addresses how people like to have customized devices, as well as the problem of reducing initial purchase cost, as well as upgrade cost in the Cell Phone / PDA market.

This invention solves both problems in that the handheld device would be totally customizeable and upgradeable. It follows the same idea as a clone PC.  The user can start with a good processor, and motherboard and upgrade the video card later without replaceing the entire system. 

In this case, the device is build around a frame which contains the CPU and non-removeable memory, and has the nessesary contacts and clips to hold the attachable keyboard, LCD, battery, and housings. The housings can vary in size depending on if you want to build a phone or a PDA style device. It also allows someone to buy all the components of the device, but buy the standard cheap pieces (i.e., black and white screen, standard keyboard, standard battery) and upgrade the device later.  Each component may also have intelligence on board so that addition software may be installed based on the hardware available.