Souping Up Your Cell Phone

from the the-phone-after-market dept

An amusing article in the NY Times (yes, amazingly, they still require registration) about people who put add-ons on their mobile phones. What started with just faceplates and ringtones has grown into quite an industry. I still haven’t seen anyone mess with any phones other than Nokias, but it’s apparently a big deal. Nokia is even suing companies that make parts for their phones. They compare the practice to souping up cars, but admit that often it can hurt performance on the cell phone.

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