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Old 06-02-2008, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which one is more rugged in terms of resistance to scratches, falls etc, the blackberry or the iphone ?
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The iPhone screen is less susceptible to scratching, since it's made of glass.
Neither of them are going to do very well as the result of a drop, as neither are very rugged on their own.

Get a good case for each, and both of them will be equally protected.
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I own both and thats a tough call. I would say the curve is more rugged. The iPhone's aluminum back is prone to be easly dented and it's chrome bezel is easily scratched. The most durable feature of the IPhone is it's virtually scratch proof glass screen. The BB's weakness is it's plastic screen which you definitely need a screen protector.
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Why didnt RIM put in scratch resistant glass screens in the blackberries ?
I hate seeing the blackberries lose out in any way ...
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I've had both. The iPhone is much more durable. Glass front, solid back. Heavier all around. Don't get me wrong, ieventually sold the iPhone because I prefer the Curve, but it's less durable.
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Why didnt RIM put in scratch resistant glass screens in the blackberries ?
I hate seeing the blackberries lose out in any way ...
I'm guess because of weight and cost???
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Heres a legitimate example of the iPhones durability:

YouTube - iPhone's first scratch/crash test ever! -iPhone Stress Test
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Why didnt RIM put in scratch resistant glass screens in the blackberries ?
I hate seeing the blackberries lose out in any way ...
The plastic screen cheapens the BB in my opinion. This is something RIM needs to improve upon.
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WOW, I had no idea. I baby my iphone as if it were a 2 day old infant. My curve has been through hell and back, and minus a few scratches its flawless.

I have had to replace my curve do to a 3 story drop, the only thing that wouldnt work was the camera, otherwise it was fine. I cant imagine the iphone making it through with such minimal damage in a senerio like that.

The rubber skin for the curve is super amazing. Seems to turn your bb into a tennis ball. MIght want to look into 1 of those. 9.99 to protect the holy bb.

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The rubber skin for the curve is super amazing. Seems to turn your bb into a tennis ball. MIght want to look into 1 of those. 9.99 to protect the holy bb.

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I already got a case to protect my due baby :
BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community - View Single Post - Anyone reccommend a good case/ holster clip for the curve?
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damn, I would call that protection, +1..
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Which one is more rugged in terms of resistance to scratches, falls etc, the blackberry or the iphone ?
um.......neither!!
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I have both and would definatly say that the i-phone is far more robust. I have dropped the i-phone from quite a height and it has also been soaked in my golf bag during down pour. It still keeps ticking though.
The Blackberry's screen can easily scratch and I see no end of problems in regards to the pearl button stopping to work and general faults with the devices.
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Gave iphone to teenage daughter ........ now using Curve on O2 (grown up phone) ............ not marked my new toy but old one was looking a bit sorry for itself after a few months
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Heres a legitimate example of the iPhones durability:

YouTube - iPhone's first scratch/crash test ever! -iPhone Stress Test
Its built like a tank.
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Not real sure about the curve, but if the case is anything like the 8700 its a tank. My wife has dropped hers from a 2 story building to only sustain scratches to the case. She keeps in her purse w/ keys, minor scratches still. I can't believe it still turns on honestly.
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JD has it right (I also have both). All of the iPhone EXCEPT the screen can be dented or scratched. Mine has seen a few unintentional collisions, but the screen is PERFECT! Even the minor dents and scratches on my iPhone are really minor.

The screen on my curve on the other hand was scratched the very first time it went into my pocket (car keys are the suspect.) While the leather protective case is nice, it just makes it too large in my pocket and too difficult to take out when I need to take a call or use the GPS on the golf course. ~100 in and outs of that sleeve is too much effort.

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I own both and thats a tough call. I would say the curve is more rugged. The iPhone's aluminum back is prone to be easly dented and it's chrome bezel is easily scratched. The most durable feature of the IPhone is it's virtually scratch proof glass screen. The BB's weakness is it's plastic screen which you definitely need a screen protector.
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I have both and for me the Curve is just better.........less weight.......smaller screen = less chance of breakage (even with the I-Shield).........
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If you want durability, the Curve is the way to go. If I had an iPhone, that screen would break in five seconds in my hands.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Iphopne build quality is much better then the curve. The curve plastic squeeks, rubber peels off etc.
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