The designer decided to use the Thunderclap, a social media amplification platform, to spread the word about his design. As of Wednesday morning, he had achieved his goal of 50,000 supporters — including Demi Lovato. Hakkens is planning another social media push on Oct. 29 to get the attention of phone manufacturers.
While the idea of cutting down on cell phone waste is appealing, such a design would greatly limit design possibilities. The industry also thrives on an upgrade cycle which this design would negate.
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