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BBC reporter breaks unbreakable phone at CES

What happens when you get challenged to break an unbreakable phone on the floor of CES in Las Vegas? Well Dan Simmons from the BBC's Click team managed to do what every one of us has secretly tried to do, and break the phone. The out-take is now online at BBC News.

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He pounded the screen on the pointy corner of a bl**dy great fish tank (with 1/2" thick toughed glass walls), what did he expect to happen?

There's 'unbreakable', then there's 'idiot proof'.....

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Surely this is to showcase the new unbreakable fishtanks at CES

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:38 PM
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Looks like he has also dropped the video into the tank as well. (its not working)

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What exactly do you think unbreakable means then?

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If that's the same unbreakable phone that Dan Lane from Really Mobile had a go at with a lump hammer then I'm very surprised that the BBC guy broke it no matter what he banged it on.

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He pounded the screen on the pointy corner of a bl**dy great fish tank (with 1/2" thick toughed glass walls), what did he expect to happen?

There's 'unbreakable', then there's 'idiot proof'.....
True. But the CEO did claim it was unbreakable, and that he could do anything he wanted, so fair's fair....

The thing is, if you can break it like that, it makes you wonder just how robust it really is; what you really need is a phone without that pesky fragile screen thingy....

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The thing is, if you can break it like that, it makes you wonder just how robust it really is; what you really need is a phone without that pesky fragile screen thingy....
It also makes you wonder how 'accidental' it was that the beeb guy picked what is, probably, the weakest part of the phone to smack into a lot more 'unbreakable' object.


And by any stretch of the definition, 'unbreakable mobile phone' doesn't cover repeated bashings by a fully grown male into the sharpest point of an incredibly solid object. He may just as well have put it on the floor and swung the point of a pickaxe at it, full bore.

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... and sales of the Sonin plummeted... and sales of the unbreakable fish tank went up....
Every unit of that phone in the warehouse just became an expensive paperweight. I wonder who got fired immediately after that video went public? :-) Sonim might as well dump them all at the nearest landfill or give them away free in India, because they will never sell a single unit to anyone who see's that video.
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And by any stretch of the definition, 'unbreakable mobile phone' doesn't cover repeated bashings by a fully grown male into the sharpest point of an incredibly solid object. He may just as well have put it on the floor and swung the point of a pickaxe at it, full bore.
Maybe. However, if they claim it can survive a 10 storey fall, does that include a 10 storey fall with the phone landing screen-down on a sharp object; or is it a carefully staged 10 storey fall, with the phone being dropped in such a way that the screen is protected?. If the latter is the case, then it debatably can not claim to be guaranteed to survive a 10 storey drop.

But you're right about the pickaxe. I guess the problem is, nothing is truly unbreakable, it partly comes down to the expectation of what is really meant by ubreakable, how much you are paying for the "unbreakability" and what your comeback is if it does break....

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or give them away free in India
talk about being racist
why exactly do you think that people in india are waiting with open arms for this phone ?

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What a hero this man is !
There is a tiny chance he could be a bigger hero : creating a phone !!
Or even the biggest hero : creating an unbreakable phone !!!

This man is gonna have futuristic challenges .

Watch : YouTube - Das Sonim XP3 im Crash-Test bei Xonio.com
http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_u...n7K0nBp4&gl=NL

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That was fantastic, that phone is sure going to sell well! The screen has always been an issue even when they were testing rugged phones, the screen went on the gadgetshow when they were testing the JCB phone and that Samsung tough phone. Cant remember which phone though.

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During PEPCOM at the Mobile World Congress, eight tech reporters put Sonim's newest phone, the Spirit XP2, through a torture test. Our company worked with them to produce videos of the tests. Check them out here! www.sonimtech.com/video
 

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