You have to admire Eve in Finland. No, it’s not a person, but a team of people trying to fulfill a convertible Windows 10 tablet — alright, a “Surface clone” — designed and specced out by a community of hundreds. And the progress (sometimes even regress) is described every step of the way in painstaking detail.

Kinda makes you wonder about when you’ll get the chance to have your say on a fancy new smartphone, huh? So far, we haven’t really seen such a project catch fire. But ZTE in the US is going to try.

Project CSX is what the company is dubbing its months-long charge to raise its Z-Community, communicate across and exchange ideas for a mobile product and then shape, refine, produce and sell that product in 2017.

You’ve got ideas? ZTE would love to hear them. Just a few ground rules first:

Submissions are held to three rules: it must be a mobile product, the technology must be realistically possible by 2017, and the final product must be affordable for the general population.

Very loose terms, but the hope is that your imagination doesn’t get too constrained for a next level mobile product. Who knows, we might just cover it come time it gets there.

If you have a chosen or popular idea, you’re eligible for some small cash prizes and a trip to CES 2017, too. Z-Community members will have early access to whatever gets chosen to be made.

In other words, it’s a chance to excite us, your friends and yourselves. Don’t blow it — like the Runcible almost did (it achieved its funding goal on the last day, by the way).

Source: ZTE

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