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zabone 01-26-2008 11:35 PM

how durable is a curve?
 
has anyone ever droped, skidded it, spilled stuff on or droped it in the toilet?

ezrunner 01-26-2008 11:39 PM

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Drop in toilet maybe done! If ya do remove battery place in warm dry area for 7 days before you even think of placing battery back in!

dankarlinski 01-27-2008 07:55 AM

Wirelessly posted (8320 Curve: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I've dropped mine down the stairs a few times on accident. Fell right out of mt belt clip (which was open... Ugh) down about 15 stairs to a wood floor.


No scratches, dents, smudges, it "invalid sim" messages. Its a really durable phone

aiharkness 01-27-2008 08:40 AM

Solid state electronics and tough, lightweight materials are a blessing.

Anthony569 01-27-2008 10:45 AM

I got into a drunken Saturday night brawl with mine...it took a few punches but still works great. ;-)

I doubt many devices, BB or not, would survive a rare toilet dunk..and I'd probably never want to use it again re: the "ick factor.

But for the very common drop on the sidewalk just get a very good case for it.

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irishguy24 01-27-2008 10:55 AM

Yeah into the snow a few times my pearl took a swim in a puddle of ice water....a week later and it still works but now I have the curve. Don't think I'll be going by ice puddles for a while. Got a hard case and it has some scratches but no problems with the phone

TeritaM 01-27-2008 11:20 AM

I dropped my first curve and it died. on the spot. the rest have been pretty solid.

CMatthews 01-27-2008 11:21 AM

Last summer my 8300 was thrown into a swimming pool by my niece, promptly removed the battery, soaked it in denatured alcohol for a few minutes to displace the water, let dry for 48 hrs before replacing battery, and my wife is still using it to this day after I bought my 8310.

david9962000 01-27-2008 11:26 AM

Just get an oem rubber case and you won't have any problems.

DW30 01-27-2008 11:48 AM

Fell out of my pocket while in the OEM holster exiting my SUV - tumbled, hit several times - of course scratched the only portion not covered by the holster :( but it workes fine!

BryanHarig 01-27-2008 12:43 PM

I have dropped mine onto tile, wood, concrete and cinder block. I have sent it flying across the sidewalk trying to answer it while drunk. I have slept on it, I have smacked it across the room when the morning alarm goes off.

So far I have replaced the faceplate 3 times, the battery door once, the siderails once and taken the trackball apart to clean it once. The only original part is the chin piece/ mic cover. It still works flawlessly.

nwa122 01-27-2008 01:32 PM

Spilled an entire vodka OJ on the face/key pad. No issues to date.

hrddrv 01-27-2008 08:53 PM

I have a rubber case but it has been dropped a few times. I also had it slam into my dash when I hit my brakes once. It hit hard enough to reboot it. Still works no errors.

Soapm 01-27-2008 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony569 (Post 812995)
I got into a drunken Saturday night brawl with mine...it took a few punches but still works great. ;-)

Which one of you was drunk? You, the Berry or both?

StephBKNY 01-28-2008 11:14 AM

My cousin has had the Curve for quite some time (the original silver one). He dropped it, broke the trackball and they replaced his phone with the new Curve 8310 Titanium. I say he won out on that deal! LOL

I'm just concerned about breaking the trackball from overuse. Is that even possible?

lawizard 01-28-2008 05:49 PM

I have mine in a Speck clear case and have had it drop innumerable times from tables and my hand(slippery fingers). My cats always like to crash test my new devices to make sure that they meet their approval!

gregski 01-30-2008 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zabone (Post 812727)
has anyone ever droped, skidded it, spilled stuff on or droped it in the toilet?

Check out my thread here:HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Curve is one tough SOB!

eagle 01-30-2008 06:40 AM

Dropped it once. An error saying "SIM Card Error" flashed on the screen for a second and disappeared.

Works fine. :)

r,
eagle


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