After 2-years’ efforts of modular smartphone development, Vsenn team, led by former Nokia employees, has licensed its technology to another brand before the launch of the device.
Via its Twitter and Facebook accounts, the company representatives announced the end of their own ambitions to come to market. “Vsenn is licensing its technology to another brand. We tried everything to remain independent but we couldn’t fight the financial pressure,” they said. “This means that Vsenn is no longer a brand, but a movement for modularity and low environmental impact electronics.”
One of the possible explanations of this decision could be Vsenn’s team attitude against any kind of planned obsolescence (hardware or software) to increase sales. Investors could have contrary opinion, because most of the smartphone manufacturers gain market benefits through planned obsolescence (i.e. intentionally accelerated product wear).
It is not yet clear what company will take over Vsenn’s modular technology and how it will be utilised in the future.
We have been looking into getting more details on the matter from the company, but received no response so far. Some of Vsenn followers in social networks demanded from the Finnish company to provide a real explanation, but their requests remain unattended as well.