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Old 06-20-2005, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was walking down the stairs to the parking garage in my building. I received an e-mail. Pulled it out of my holster and read the message. Standing at the top of the stairwell I went to go place it back in the holster but no! It slipped. Oh no I thought, its going to fall down the stairs! I must do something. In a desperate attempt to save my BlackBerry I kicked my foot out as if to catch the handheld and buffer its fall.

That didn't work as planned however. I ended up kicking my BlackBerry clear down the stairs on the solid cement ground at the bottom of the stairwell. And by kick it I don't been it bounced and hobbled down the stairs, I kicked it clear down the stairs, only striking the pavement at the bottom once.

Watching in dismay as the back flew off, the battery popped out. I casually walked down the stairs, suveyed the damage. It looked fine, just the battery was out. I picked it up, plugged it in and watched the hour glass begin to spin.

That was 3 days ago. It works fine :D
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which model do you have?
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow. The screen survived that? That's good news. I doubt a Treo or Palm would survive a kick and a fall....
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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haha ive done that many-a times... I usually end up punting it into something...
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Old 06-22-2005, 12:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check out the "blackberry abuse" thread. Many interesting stories including my dropping a 7230 straight down to concrete almost 10 feet. Like yours - pop the battery back in and still running perfectly.
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, that's true. BlackBerries (especially model 62XX and 72XX series) have survived drops like that -- 9 feet to concrete:

The BlackBerry Abuse Thread: Great Survival Feats
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