I know this is an old post, but as far as the guy who dropped it on the carpet. Dropped mine today (24 Hrs old, nearly cried) on the pavement in the parking lot, couldnt even find the scratch. I think its just as durable as the 7520 (old BB). Cept I didnt get pissed at the GF one time and threw it (7520) against a wall and nothing happened. Nextel phones are indestructable!!