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    BBC Reporter Breaks Unbreakable Phone


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    Companies have got to learn - nothing is unbreakable. Nothing is unsinkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Companies have got to learn - nothing is unbreakable. Nothing is unsinkable.
    Same as the indestructable hard drive, fine in water, fine in the fire but then the case got totally smashed by a bull dozer / cat digger whats it - the SSD was still in tact though but only because it stopped moving forwards in time to remove the ssd out of its way

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Unbreakable in normal use, ordinarily. Smashing a screen against the corner of plate glass, something's going to give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeldergeek View Post
    Unbreakable in normal use, ordinarily. Smashing a screen against the corner of plate glass, something's going to give.
    That could well be ordinary usage for a builder. They're busy, up a scaffold, the phone rings and they drop it. It plummets to earth, hitting the screen on the corner of a work bench when it gets there... Not unfeasible.

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    Genius.

    Reminds me of the Toshiba latops with the flexible screens demoed at an RM conference. Someone walks up, flexs it and it snaps in half

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    So funny. Nice job and he get's a free phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That could well be ordinary usage for a builder. They're busy, up a scaffold, the phone rings and they drop it. It plummets to earth, hitting the screen on the corner of a work bench when it gets there... Not unfeasible.
    Yes, of course it is feasible, but dropping it doesn't mean it gets repeatedly hit against the corner of plate glass in the way it was. I've got a mate who's a roofer and he goes through phones like there's no tomorrow!

    I'm not defending the company, they certainly shouldn't market it as unbreakable when clearly it is, but hitting something with considerable force on the corner of plate glass is bound to damage it and wouldn't constitute normal use.

    I would suggest that even dropping it from a rooftop when it only has it's own weight behind it would cause less damage than smacking it down hard with brute grunt in the way it was; after all, how many times did he actually hit it before it broke? A Blackberry, iPhone or Nokia would have broken into several pieces at the first strike I would imagine.

    There's common sense unbreakable and there's stupid expectations unbreakable.
    Last edited by theeldergeek; 11th January 2010 at 09:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Companies have got to learn - nothing is unbreakable. Nothing is unsinkable.
    Calling something "unbreakable" is generally seen as a challenge. Anything that a BBC reporter can break is IMHO, hardly worthy of the name. Now if it was first given to a school then sent with a soldier to Afghanistan and made it back in one piece such a term might be justified.

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