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Old 12-13-2010, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Company got me a new Torch to replace an aging (but useable) 8830. Loved it for the most part, but after about 4 weeks, I noticed a grinding sound when sliding the keyboard in and out. The grinding got worse as time went on, and after a couple of days, the phone ear speaker stopped working. I could still use the phone using the speakerphone option, but could not use it as a normal phone. A day later, the torch was (forgive the pun) snuffed out.

Sent it back to my IT dept, who sent it to RIM, and now I am stuck with a loaner (9000 - what a craptacular phone that is).

The funny thing is, my IT dept told me when I got it that they were worried that the Torch's achilles heel would likely be the slider keyboard. Makes sense - lots of small cheapo plastic moving parts.

Anyone else break theirs yet?
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We have a bunch here. None broken.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope not broken here. 9000 is a fantastic device given its age
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Returned mine before I broke it :D I got a 9780 instead! Happier than ever with it
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My Torch is holding together well. I don't make a habit of dropping it, though.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dropped mine about 10 times now... (it was high drop, on cement, ceramic floor.... Even with the keyboard open)... And its still working perfectly.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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invest in a good protective case and I am sure that you willl keep it for a long time,
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is my 2nd Torch. I had problem with the LCD touch screen.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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We're running 6 in our company, which is a limestone mining operation. About half of them are out in the worst of worst areas, and we've had no problems whatsoever yet.

Seidio case on all of them and an Invisibleshield on the screen. Great so far.
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Dropped mine about 10 times now... (it was high drop, on cement, ceramic floor.... Even with the keyboard open)... And its still working perfectly.
Same here, my Torch is pretty solid.
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