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Old 06-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So some of you may have seen my thread about pushing on my trackball and getting a impression on the screen like I pushed on the screen. Well now I finally just noticed my right side casing being loose like rumour has it they are on the 8800's.
So it's not technically broken but I did pay a pretty time for this device. It's setup just how I want. SO the question then is do I take it back and get a replacement and possibly get a worse one or do I keep this one and deal with it.

Maybe I'll just return it and get an iphone in a couple weeks ipods are solid devices w/o case issues. Damn you RIM I thought I had the perfect device!
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok Apple, take it from someone who went through Five Curves looking for the right one. The side rubber on the current units could be better, no doubt about it, and they will get better as more and more units are produced. My advice would be to not do an exchange until your about 25 or so days into this one! Then go into the store and do a swap. Also let them let you look at the unit before they scan it. At that point they should let you look at a couple to see which one you want to take home with you. Also make sure it's from the most recent shipment. Good luck on your hunt!
PS... The iphone is going to BUG city when it drops, I'd recommend staying clear from that thing for at least 2 months!!!
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You're right about Apple hardware. Its really solid but the first runs of any device are a little funky. Even the first iPhones might have a quirk.

I've always found waiting a few weeks for the swcond shipment of any device to be the smartest thing to do.
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Thanks Sean! I'll probably do that go at 25 days and do a swap. I was just joking about the iPhone there is no way I could give up my Beyond411 Google Maps and Jive Talk oh and the coolness of the berry. I'm glad I not alone with the side bars issue.
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Thanks Sean! I'll probably do that go at 25 days and do a swap. I was just joking about the iPhone there is no way I could give up my Beyond411 Google Maps and Jive Talk oh and the coolness of the berry. I'm glad I not alone with the side bars issue.
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What do you mean about the side rubber? I think I have the same issue and i want to make sure that it's the same thing your talking about. On my Curve, below the volume button on the right, the rubber piece feels squishy, like I can push on it and it has some play, is this what your referring to?
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You're right about Apple hardware. Its really solid but the first runs of any device are a little funky. Even the first iPhones might have a quirk.

I've always found waiting a few weeks for the swcond shipment of any device to be the smartest thing to do.
Most will not have to worry about waiting a few weeks. From what I have heard there will be way to few iPhone for way too many customers. They will stay on long term backorder with company stores only get a few a month. Apple does not have millions of these things, sitting in a warehouse, ready to go! The are still slow in production.

I predict there will be lots of bugs and pissed off buyers who can't even get one. If you find something wrong with your new iPhone, the best you will be able to do is get your money back as there will be no stock for replacement.

A couple of weeks, how about 6-10 months!
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I have the same issue as well, it has a little play on the right side below the volume key, but it doesn't bother me much. Many people are reporting the same problem/issue.
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Yes it is below the volume key and above the other key.
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I guess it's normal then.
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Yea, the play is right between
the volume and camera keys. I think right now it's just a common thing with the Curve. Every Curve I checked out had it. It'll get fixed as more units are pushed out and manufactured. I hate loose parts on my phones, but what can you do? Not a dealbreaker in my book...
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Yes it is below the volume key and above the other key.
Mine had this too -- right out of the box.

Having come from an 8800 it was the first thing I checked -- and the play does not seem to have gotten worse thankfully.
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same here, mine is alittle loose. its not falling off by any means, but it will for sure move if i press on it. the only issues i have with this phone is that and the trackball having alittle play in it. i went to the att store (corp) and
checked out the demo, it was slightly better, maybe like 3%...but it still had it.
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The only thing that I can see that will get worse, is the little piece where the mic and at&t logo are. I called it when I took my first one out of the box. Last night it was rock solid, and tonight it does have some play. It's impossible for me to avoid that area because of how I rest my fingers when I type. At this point I kind of except any flaw that the Curve has, because I know these are things that can be corrected real easy. The only perfect phone that I have ever gotten so far is my old 7105t. WOW, what build quality that thing had. And as of late, my new 8830 (no jinx please) is still a 100% on point with build quality and what not. Time will tell how OCD we all get over our Curves! As for me, I except the fact that I'm crazy when it comes to my phones and gadgets... Lol.
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Its rather funny that I came across this thread bc I've noticed the loose rubber part right below the volume keys too. It is kind of distracting at times, someone mentioned a quick fix to this. I'm interested in hearing this- please tell more.
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Its rather funny that I came across this thread bc I've noticed the loose rubber part right below the volume keys too. It is kind of distracting at times, someone mentioned a quick fix to this. I'm interested in hearing this- please tell more.
I'm not sure what others are doing, but the rubber on my curve made a really annoying clicking sound when pressed. My solution was cutting a square inch of paper, folding it in half, and sliding it beneath the rubber (accessed from underneath the battery cover). Be careful not to block the hook slots for the battery cover: see the pic below.



Sounds too easy, but the clicking went away, and so did the squishy-ness.
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Sounds easy enough! I remember reading the Dental Thread trick for the 8800, which I refused to do. I may try this though??? We'll see! RIM reads stuff like this, and cringes!
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Well, I did the paper trick guys and gals! Worked like a charm, no more loose rubber!
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