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Old 08-17-2008, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The casing on the Bold seems flawed.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How is it flawed? He dropped the phone. Who knows on what and from what height.
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agreed ^ its not flawed, its just how it landed... its a shame tho :(
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How is it flawed? He dropped the phone. Who knows on what and from what height.
Says about 2 feet...from the trunk region of his car...don't just look at the pictures.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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agreed ^ its not flawed, its just how it landed... its a shame tho :(
Better plastic (possible even metal) would have been nice on a device toting that price tag.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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true, however look at the e71 or whatever it is thats all metal and its reception sucks... i'm sure RIM did its research before deciding on the plastic... and go to a car, and measure the distance from say the middle of the trunk to the pavement, and i bet it will be more then 2 feet. my car is LOW to the ground, like LOWWWW!!! and the middle of my trunk still doesnt hit 2 feet...
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Mmmm, can I buy the damaged one?
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A little more caution when multitasking with a device with that price tag would have been more prudent. It looks like it hit something sharp as it has a dent not just a crack. Must be nice to have boxes of them on hand so you can abuse them.
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true, however look at the e71 or whatever it is thats all metal and its reception sucks... i'm sure RIM did its research before deciding on the plastic... and go to a car, and measure the distance from say the middle of the trunk to the pavement, and i bet it will be more then 2 feet. my car is LOW to the ground, like LOWWWW!!! and the middle of my trunk still doesnt hit 2 feet...
Yea its probably closer to a 3-4 foot range, but neverless I can remember dropping a phone from an 8 ft lifeguard stand onto concrete and having just a tiny scratch. All i'm saying is def. get a skin for this phone or even a case.
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lol the funny thing is i already have a skin, a holster, screen protectors, a cradle, and everything else you can think of for it, just not the unit! :( BG wanna send me one! :(
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lol the funny thing is i already have a skin, a holster, screen protectors, a cradle, and everything else you can think of for it, just not the unit! :( BG wanna send me one! :(
I know what you mean, I've got the holster, skin, screen protectors and cradle also, but no Bold

Went down to my carrier today, Optus, to inquire, as they were suppose to be available on the 22nd.. but they're saying they had to send all the units back to get Australian Maps put onto them, as they were shipping with Canadian Maps.. If I'm lucky by the end of the month.. *sigh*

Good thing is unlimited data & emails for $79/m + $10/m for the handset..


Anyone know if Sandisk have released the 16gb MicroSD cards yet? or is 8gb the best we can get at present time?

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ha, thats a lie at its finest! lol

it uses the data connection to load maps... none of the maps are pre-loaded... wow its amazing what people will say
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ha, thats a lie at its finest! lol

it uses the data connection to load maps... none of the maps are pre-loaded... wow its amazing what people will say
I thought as much also, guess they're trying to cover up the fact they won't have the units on their release date
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Ive done the same thing. I hate it when you end up loosing your grip.
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Looks like a little over two feet to me. Hard to tell as physics are at work here and alot depends on how it landed. If the Bold is that fragile at two feet, we will see AT&T cancel their insurance plan again!
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I know what you mean, I've got the holster, skin, screen protectors and cradle also, but no Bold

Went down to my carrier today, Optus, to inquire, as they were suppose to be available on the 22nd.. but they're saying they had to send all the units back to get Australian Maps put onto them, as they were shipping with Canadian Maps.. If I'm lucky by the end of the month.. *sigh*

Good thing is unlimited data & emails for $79/m + $10/m for the handset..


Anyone know if Sandisk have released the 16gb MicroSD cards yet? or is 8gb the best we can get at present time?

Yeah, I can't imagine seeing them opening up every single box to load up proper maps, I wish that happened, then I could ask for a 10% discount for an open box.

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That sucks
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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yeah, need to see if its just a bad drop or if it is that fragile. I agree that you should be really careful but the pictures look bad, especially after reading the review of the build quality.
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Blackberry brops, just what the doctor ordered.
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it appears that the BB hit on a sharp corner. If you look at the pics, it looks like there is a "line" cutting across (perpendicular to) the crack on the top of the BB. Certainly looks ugly. Hard to say it was a materials defect. it also looks like it slid a bit as well.
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