I've dropped all of mine -- from the 6230 to the 8800 -- a number of times without any problems. Just minor scratches. If scratches bother you then get an Invisible Shield full body kit or the Best Skins Ever equivalent. I've dropped my 8800 several times on concrete with an IS full body shield on it and it doesn't have any scratches. The IS doesn't offer any impact protection, BTW.
Originally Posted by 003402
Wonder how, in general, the pearls are in this regard. They look more "delicate" than other BBs.
You can't tell anything by the appearance of the device. People have complained about how delicate every BB since the 7290 "seems"...