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Dear Becker

Is it possible to manufacture a Smartphone device with inbuilt mini
DVD / CD Drive  ?.

The DVD / CD Drive hardware electronics and the supporting software drivers to play data (audio,video etc media) stored in mini DVD / CD ROM Disks ?. The mini disks will have a smaller circular radius as compared to Standard DVD / CD ROM Disks.

Do you feel is it possible to built this hardware within a Smartphone
device ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Hi Prashant,

Yes, I believe it would be possible to incorporate an optical disk drive into a smartphone. However, I don't think anyone ever will. Optical media is just about extinct today. Most software, videos, music, and other files are either downloaded or transferred with USB memory drives. There is simply no need for an optical drive on a portable device like a phone.


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Ralph Becker


General networks, including LAN (ethernet, cable modem, DSL), dialup (modems), WAN (frame relay, ATM), and other related networking technologies.


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