I’m Vincent and I have never owned a smartphone before. Last year when I got tempted by a deal on Coolblue, I did a pro and con analysis for myself of replacing my dumb Nokia 1100 with a smartphone, but I decided against the smartphone and pro my Nokia for it’s long lasting battery power, the lack of fear of someone hacking your phone (hacking a smartphone is both easier and can cause more damage than hacking a dumbphone methinks), plus it’s not very environmentally friendly to buy a new apparatus when the old one still functions (but I don’t abide to that rule when it comes to computers though, being a gamer, I replace my computers with quicker and bigger ones before they break down).
However, hearing about the Fairphone project got me so enthusiastic about their method of going for a more fair and sustainable electronics market, that I wanted to have one to vote with my wallet for electronics that are made with other principles than just profit and cost-efficiency. Plus the whole vision of Fairphone and the way they’re working to make that vision come true makes me very happy and turned out to work like an anti-depressant when reading the site. I’m however a bit sad there’s no Fairblet yet. I don’t know of any tablets made with sustainable values. I have a Samsung Tab 2 that I use for reading in bed and for travelling, that I find frustratingly show, but I rather put up with it’s slowness until there’s a fair tablet to be found.
This introduction is just about me and electronics and I didn’t share anything about me as a person but for a tendency to depression, but after all, that’s what this forum is about: a fair and sustainable piece of electronic hardware.