Originally Posted by martinijim
I've had my 7100t since 10/2004. Since then the original case has become worn out which has resulted in two "gravity induced" incidents.
The first incident happened a couple of months ago as I was emerging from the parking garage in my complex. I had my arms full carrying some things and when I got to the top of the stairs, the BB slid out of its case and bounced on nearly all of the 18 concrete steps settling at the landing. To my pleasant surprise it was still powered up and only had a few scratches. Everything remained to function properly. Not even the slightest scratch to the screen.
The second happened yesterday and prompted me to share my experiences. Again, at my apartment complex, atop a different concrete staircase, the BB slid out of the case, took one bounce on a step and launched over the rail falling THREE stories onto concrete. The outcome: battery cover popped off. Yep, that's it, aside from a couple more scratches (none to the screen), power remained on and everything is functioning as new. Absolutely amazing.
What's in store next for my unbreakable 7100t? A new case... with a latch!
seems like you need a case with a latch...i got my 7100 from a buddy and the screen is scratched up...but i dont' know what he did to do that...