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Each unit of BOB will come with the MOD Assembly Kit with detachable parts allowing users to assemble and build their own BOB.

Blok On Blok (BOB) is the moniker for the latest mobile device, developed by Pundi X, a company already engaged in the blockchain space for some years now. This smartphone is dedicated to work on the blockchain technology. The details of the new gadget have been made public at the IFA 2019.

The prototype which was called the “XPhone” had already been there in circulation. The company has however firmed up the model name and other details only now. At the centre of this new device is what is called the Function X blockchain ecosystem, which will hold all data within it. This is an adaptation of and an improvement on the internet architecture that exists now and the blockchain technology. The use of the Blok On Blok will mean all data will reside inside the phone and not be stored by the service provider as it happens now. This enhances the privacy as far as data is concerned.  

BOB also allows the user to seamlessly switch between the blockchain mode and the Android mode. The Android mode will be no different from the current experience you have with your conventional Android smartphone. Pundi X is emphasizing that the objective is the let the user have complete control over the data he or she creates and not allow any outsider to access it.

Each unit of BOB will come with the MOD Assembly Kit, which consists of detachable parts that make up the XPhone’s external look. Users will have fun assembling and building their own BOB, and they’re free to even add external accessories to make the phone uniquely theirs.

The company hopes to make just 5,000 of this Blok on Blok device in this batch. The price of this device has been fixed at $599. There is no confirmation on whether the BOB will be sold in the Indian market.