I got my replacement device today and saw some very minor differences, and thought I would post the pics here to see what the general consensus is about them. Will these differences make a difference with the dust issue? I hope so! Check under each photo set for descriptions - and in each set the top photo is the OLD BB and the bottom is the NEW BB.
Ok, you can see the old BB has a gold-ish colored something behind the plastic - you can see it through the cracks. The new BB has a silver-ish one.
Here you can see the difference in the SIM card areas. The old is squared off on the bottom edge, while the new has a little tab thing there. Probably won't affect anything with dust, but I wanted to point out all the differnces I found.
Here you can see that the old BB battery cover was very brushed-metal looking, while the new has a very glossy finish. You can even see my reflection in the new one, but not in the old. Also, the words on them are different - old had CAV 1 and new has CAV 3 - no idea what that means...
Different type of knob thingy on push tab - very minor differnence. Also another good shot to show glossy finish of new BB.
Lastly, and most importantly, the DUST! My old one is loaded with it, and the new one has NONE! (Small ones you see are on top of screen, not underneath.) Granted, it is brand new, never been used, but I am hopeful that it remains this way. Nice, isn't it? Look how much was on my old one! Terrible...
I am expecting my new Sena case this week, and I am not going to use the new BB at all until I get it in the safe confines of the case!