Yes please!

There's no point of boasting green credentials when we allow to force users into buying a new phone or tablet every 1-2 years.

Planned obsolescence is the negation of sustainability. Devices that are hard to repair should never ever touch the European soil again.

Tossing away a device made of metals, glass, silicon and rare earths and buy a new one just because the producer won't provide us with spare parts (or even allow us to remove the back cover) is immoral on so many levels. And it doesn't benefit anyone except the profits of the producer (so much for the myth of capitalist profits aligned with the majority's interests and priorities).

Make devices that can easily be repaired, provide repair instruction and spare parts, or don't even sell your shit on my continent.


p.s. Sent from my heavily customized, almost 5-year-old OnePlus 6, which still does an amazing job as my main driver after replacing its battery.

And I still have a 9-year-old Nexus 5 that still does an amazing job as a backup driver - again, after replacing the battery.

And even my 14-year-old Nokia N900 can still boot and run PostmarketOS quite smoothly.

These devices can have extremely extended lifetimes if you know how to use them and repair them. And nowadays the rate of innovation in the smartphone industry isn't the same as a decade ago: the device you get this year won't be much different, specs wise, from the one released two years ago.

@blacklight amazing that nothing beats the n900 still. mine lost its usb connector. i always thought, there will be such a device..... and all failed.

@blacklight modern hardware inside the N810 would be perfect for me.

and its good to know, that we are not alone with the "loss" of those devices ;)

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