Mobile Fetish

I was talking to Swaroop the other day and we came up with this interesting concept. How about starting a company which makes niche personal electronic gadgets? How would it be if you can gift your mom a mobile phone which is customized to her(with larger key buttons)? How about customizing a mobile/radio/torch to your grand mom? And all this at an affordable cost. I understand the economies of scale, however, if such customizable products can come in the affordable range, doesn't it sound exciting. Read on for more...

We were discussing about custom mobiles. I should be able to order the features I need (ala. Dell), the look I need. An example might be having my families photo on the back of my mobile, or a key pad layout with just four names on it, or a mobile which can jump!!. Is this not possible, I don't think so. Sure there are some issues, read Swaroop's post to get a better hang of them. But that is where the never say die spirit lies.

What I had in mind for mobiles was something what Dilip Chhabria did to the cars. Have extensible kits, modify them, build prototypes. Does this not open up amazing opportunities on what can be built.

Mind you I am not referring to customizations which cost a zillion.Check out BugLabs, what I have in mind is something similar to start with.

What kind of products do you want customized?Is their a market for such products? Will you buy one such product?

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