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  1. StutterStep's Avatar
    I think it's more about how cold metal would feel in winter

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-13 05:08 PM
  2. thedose's Avatar
    I tap them they sound plastic, and they are not magnetic.
    Considering what magnets do to gadgets, why would they make it magnetic? - that would just be plain stupid!
    05-03-13 05:43 PM
  3. paxtonbt's Avatar
    Looking back at the informational marketing for the Q10, it's true that they don't specifically say that the keyboard frets would be metal, only the fret above the battery door on the back.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    05-04-13 05:23 AM
  4. Oscar_E's Avatar
    Yeah, i think he wanted the metal frame to be chrome like the 9900 !
    05-04-13 05:50 AM
  5. Oscar_E's Avatar
    i think you can bend metal also lol !!
    05-04-13 05:53 AM
  6. paxtonbt's Avatar
    i think you can bend metal also lol !!
    Of course you can bend metal, if its modulus of elasticity is appropriate, if it's thin enough, if you heat it to high temperature, etc. It's a no brainer.

    It's also a no brainer that these relatively thick bands, embedded into a device, sandwiched between walls of keys, would not bend if they were metal, especially just from bumping them with your thumbs.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    05-04-13 12:39 PM
  7. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Q10 is amazing. Z10 is amazing.

    Posted via CB10
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    05-04-13 01:12 PM
  8. ofutur's Avatar
    I think this picture
    Dev Alpha C beside Q10-screen-shot-2013-04-23-10-48-05-pm.png
    is very misleading, but when you read carefully their blog post about the design of the Q10, you realise that they don't mention the frets being metallic.
    05-04-13 05:44 PM
  9. deiop's Avatar
    Yeah, i think he wanted the metal frame to be chrome like the 9900 !
    Get the white Q10 :-)

    Posted via CB10
    05-05-13 01:08 AM
  10. JamesPtheNerd's Avatar
    Considering what magnets do to gadgets, why would they make it magnetic? - that would just be plain stupid!
    Magnetic is having a reaction to a magnet, not itself a magnet

    Posted via CB10
    05-05-13 09:52 AM
  11. bendiep1991's Avatar
    I know 100% they were advertised as being stainless steel frets!
    But I swear to god I'm gonna be furious if my frets start peeling off again like on my 9900!
    05-05-13 10:26 AM
  12. StutterStep's Avatar
    I know 100% they were advertised as being stainless steel frets!
    But I swear to god I'm gonna be furious if my frets start peeling off again like on my 9900!
    No where did I see BlackBerry advertising this. It's just hearsay

    Posted via CB10
    05-05-13 02:34 PM
  13. JCMM's Avatar
    does anyone know where i can get a black keyboard with black frets in it?
    03-17-15 09:37 AM
  14. tecumseh1895's Avatar
    does anyone know where i can get a black keyboard with black frets in it?
    I'm sorry, but you can get it nowhere, it doesn't exist.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-15 11:47 AM
  15. JCMM's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but you can get it nowhere, it doesn't exist.

    Posted via CB10
    only the Alpha C keyboard has the black frets? maybe there are some spare parts from the DAC out there for sale, i really want that all black look on my Q
    03-17-15 01:32 PM
  16. all3n7's Avatar
    Who F.. cares.. metal or not. Q10 is darn Solid workhorse device PERIOD.

    Initiated from my Q10
    03-17-15 01:41 PM
  17. evodevo69's Avatar
    I wonder if the DAC devices have any double typing issues...

    #CB10 #glassweave #qwerty
    03-17-15 02:42 PM
  18. mmd12's Avatar
    My DAC has the double typing issue with the 'y' key. Thinking about replacing it or trying the fix that's on this board.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-15 03:45 PM
  19. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    The frame around the Q10 is machined steel. The frets on some Q10 keyboards are metal and some are silver colored plastic. Not sure why that is, but my OG launch day Q10 has metal keyboard frets and I have another Q10 with a smashed screen (my Dad's old broken phone) and the keyboard on it has silver colored plastic frets.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-15 09:28 PM
  20. axllebeer's Avatar
    Can anyone with a Q10 confirm if the keyboard frets are metal?
    They are metal, on my Sprint model at least.

    I am the one that knocks...
    03-18-15 09:15 PM
  21. deadcowboy's Avatar
    The Q10's frame is stainless steel. But the frets are unfortunately plastic (I've tested my old Q10 with a knife, very plastic).

    Still, the build is killer on the Q10. Especially a recently manufactured unlocked one.

    Posted via CB10
    03-18-15 11:30 PM
  22. deadcowboy's Avatar
    They are metal, on my Sprint model at least.

    I am the one that knocks...
    They are painted plastic on the Verizon and unlocked versions.

    Posted via CB10
    03-18-15 11:30 PM
  23. zombiecupcake's Avatar
    T-Mobile SQN100-5 here... frets definitely plastic, but even with all-day texting and frequent drops on tile/cement this sucker is totally solid. No wiggles or anything. Only issue I've ever had with the hardware is the top left corner of the screen, which creaks on occasion.

     Once you go BlackBerry you never go back...Berry 
    03-19-15 07:04 AM
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