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Tech giant to test modular smartphone in Puerto Rico

By Associated Press in San Juan, Puerto Rico ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-01-16 07:37:16

Google said on Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hard-ware based on their needs and interests.

The company will partner with Mexico-based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile to offer the product, which will be sold from freestanding stores that look like food trucks, said Jessica Beavers, a Google marketing executive.

She said Puerto Rico was chosen in part because more than 90 percent of house-holds on the island of nearly 3.7 million people use a cell-phone and 77 percent of Internet access occurs through mobile devices.

Tech giant to test modular smartphone in Puerto Rico

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