I'm back on Blackberry now. No longer an 8703, but now a 8830. I had switched to a HTC Touch Windows Mobile device after my 8703 keep rebooting for no reason. I couldn't stand the Touch for many reasons - battery life, no keyboard, no GPS or even faked out GPS, too slow (Blackberry has a better flow for getting/replying to messages). I dumped the HTC Touch and got a BB 8830.
Anyway, so my 8830 is 1 DAY OLD!...and I'm enthralled with it so I'm standing at the toilet (at home) with the 8830 in my left hand. Wouldn't you know, it slipped out of my hand! :( The water was still clean at this point but that wouldn't matter if it wasn't...I quickly snatched it out of the water. It didn't sink, it only landed on top of the water and tilted over a little. I immediately removed the battery (I know this is important for survival). I shook out what water I could. It didn't get immersed, only a little water got in the sides and battery case. There was no water in the display area...but there was condensation there. The water damage indicator on the battery is red but not the one on the device. I blew it out with a hair dryer for about 30 minutes. Then I took it outside since it was sunny and put it on the dash of my car. It was in the 70's so it wasn't too hot for direct sun exposure. I turned it over now and then and set it on it's top or bottom too, just to be sure that any moisture evaporating had a way to escape. I did that all day (from about 10am). Then I did the same thing the next day, placed it in the car.
As of yesterday evening, you can't tell any difference. It works perfectly and looks like new
I do still worry about future problems. We'll see. I dried it thoroughly though so I think it'll be ok. If not, our company has the equipment protection plan so I can get another one at no cost. I just didn't want to go through that after ONE DAY of ownership and explain how it happened!...LOL
I love this 8830! I love the trackball and I love the appearance. It's a very nice looking device and it works well too!
Here's the 8830, post-toilet plunge