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  1. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Silver scratches?? Well, I know what I'm doing when I get home! I always wanted the outside of my Q10 all silver. Except I have trouble believing this. Unless, you got a chemical on it. I use my phone like a mad man. It's naked. Dropped it plenty of times. The sides have scratches, not a hint or glimmer of "silver" shining through.
    Posted via CB Q10 or 9000
    I skipped the silver on my wifes Q10 and went gold.
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    11-04-14 07:43 AM
  2. FCSC's Avatar
    I skipped the silver on my wifes Q10 and went gold.
    Did the same to mine, FYI, if you scratch the gold... or drop it like I did and it chips, its white underneath.
    11-04-14 08:10 AM
  3. tim11's Avatar
    you make claims without providing any evidence whatsoever to support it and you wonder why people are jumping on you?!?
    11-04-14 08:52 AM
  4. bungaboy's Avatar
    Look at the frets one more time before you go to bed. So, you can dream about them.

    Posted via CB10
    And have a . . . fret dream!
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    11-04-14 04:35 PM
  5. Coraya's Avatar
    I scratched the bezel on my Q10 over and over again with scissors to see what would happen. Here's the aftermath:
    Q10 does not have stainless steel frets on the front...-bbscissorscratch2.jpg
    Q10 does not have stainless steel frets on the front...-bbscissorscratch.jpg

    Posted via CB Q10 or 9000
    11-04-14 04:46 PM
  6. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    Here are some pictures. This is my old keyboard. I don't use it anymore because it developed the double typing problem.

    Q10 does not have stainless steel frets on the front...-img_20141104_193444.jpg
    Q10 does not have stainless steel frets on the front...-img_20141104_193526.jpg

    If you look very closely on the ends of the frets, you'll see the black plastic coming through. It is easier to see in person and it looks very cheap when it's on the device...

    Now, I could be wrong, but I do remember them saying that the Q10 had stainless steel frets.

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
    11-04-14 07:38 PM
  7. dmateo's Avatar
    I scratched the bezel on my Q10 over and over again with scissors to see what would happen. Here's the aftermath:
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    Posted via CB Q10 or 9000
    Bro did you really just scratch your phone up to prove this dude wrong?

    Posted via CB10
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    11-04-14 07:41 PM
  8. Coraya's Avatar
    Bro did you really just scratch your phone up to prove this dude wrong?

    Posted via CB10
    Lmao noooo. I scratched it to see if it would turn silver. If it DID, I was going to continue because I want it silver. I don't care so much of the scratches or dents on my phone. As long as the keys and screen and ports aren't broken and the device works as it should I'm ok. My phone is in nearly perfect condition other than what I did to it lol.

    Posted via CB Q10 or 9000
    11-04-14 08:02 PM
  9. KR2013's Avatar
    Stainless steel or not, I think BB has done a good job with the frets on the Q10. Overall, I consider Q10 a solid/classy device!
    11-04-14 08:16 PM
  10. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    Stainless steel or not, I think BB has done a good job with the frets on the Q10. Overall, I consider Q10 a solid/classy device!
    I agree! The frets aren't the end of the world. The Q10 is very well-built.

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
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    11-04-14 08:37 PM
  11. maxiang's Avatar
    Hard to believe that no one has suggested that we shouldn't "fret" about the frets

    Q10SQN100-1/10.3.0.1052
    11-04-14 09:24 PM
  12. playfoot's Avatar
    Ooooh. I was just pondering that as I read through this post . . . you beat me to to the punch!

    As for my two cents, the bezel is definitely metal. I did switch to all silver bezel in the lastest Q10.

    And when I return home from this business trip, I will try to remember to bend, break or scratch the frets in the usesless keyboards I have collected due to the double typing issue.
    11-04-14 10:10 PM
  13. h20work's Avatar
    Why use 304 instead of 314 or 316? Or even Monel?

    If you think the "chips" are waste, you don't know much about manufacturing or alloys.
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    11-04-14 10:17 PM
  14. dream100cc's Avatar
    The stainless steel fret found across the back of the BlackBerry Q10 helps preserve the finish of the back cover by holding the phone off the surface it is resting on.
    The keyboard frets have been designed with a chamfered edge so that they connect with the frame with incredible precision and accuracy
    I don't see any proofs that keyboard frets made of stainless steel. So, they are exactly plastic like the formers.
    11-05-14 03:22 AM
  15. RegN's Avatar
    I have no idea why anyone thought it was metal. 10 bucks buys a new keyboard and it all looks new. Although my phone shows no signs of where on the frets anyway. Not to say they are plastic I can't tell from looking or feel.

    Reg Q10SQN100-1/10.3 leak
    11-05-14 09:37 AM
  16. dream100cc's Avatar
    You can feel it when you touch the real steel fret in the back. Total 5 frets on your Q, but the only one is made of steel.

    Posted via CB10 on my Cute 10
    11-05-14 05:56 PM
  17. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Well, the OP hasn't been back since Blaze's post confirming that the BB blog itself never actually stated the frets were steel. Berryreview added the word "steel" in their misquoting of the original blog. OP - BB never said they were stainless steel and no one cares.

    THE QUOTED BB BLOG NEVER SAYS THEY ARE STAINLESS STEEL OR STEEL FRETS. IS NO ONE PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT FACT?
    11-05-14 06:14 PM
  18. Abk92's Avatar
    I skipped the silver on my wifes Q10 and went gold.
    How did you do that?

    On my Q10...
    11-06-14 04:40 AM
  19. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Since I had to replace the keyboard. I bought a keyboard and gold frame on eBay.
    11-06-14 06:24 AM
  20. karaya1's Avatar
    They are definitely not metal. The fret on my Q10 below the alt key cracked and broke off, it's only 2 mm or so(crack is directly below the a on the alt key), but I thought they were metal too until that happened. Either way, they have maintained looking much nicer than the frets on the 9900 so I can't complain too much. After 18 months my Q10 still looks very good and works flawlessly despite almost never being in a case.

    Posted via CB10
    11-06-14 06:29 AM
  21. joewoo's Avatar
    Not to raise an old thread... but here is BlackBerry claiming steel frets in the classic just like they did for the q10


    Q10 does not have stainless steel frets on the front...-img_20141217_111753.png
    12-17-14 10:22 AM
  22. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Not to raise an old thread... but here is BlackBerry claiming steel frets in the classic just like they did for the q10
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    Stainless Steel is both a colour and material. The iPhone 6 comes in Silver and Gold. Do you think they are actually made with Silver and Gold?
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    12-17-14 10:43 AM
  23. Couver81's Avatar
    Not to raise an old thread... but here is BlackBerry claiming steel frets in the classic just like they did for the q10


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    There hasn't really been any strong proof they said the frets on the Q10 were steel though. The Classic could have steel frets. I guess we will find out soon enough. If the Classic doesn't then that will be an issue but it doesn't look like they tried to pass the Q10's frets off as steel.
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    12-17-14 11:04 AM
  24. bbnrs's Avatar
    Q10 Brilliant design, questionable execution.
    12-17-14 11:25 AM
  25. Senor Wright's Avatar
    Smh

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by Senor Wright; 12-19-14 at 08:12 PM.
    12-19-14 07:28 PM
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