View Poll Results: How Many Tries?

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  • First!

    31 63.27%
  • 2

    8 16.33%
  • 3

    3 6.12%
  • 4

    3 6.12%
  • 5

    1 2.04%
  • 6+? O_O

    3 6.12%
12-13-10 04:11 PM
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  1. soogriff's Avatar
    Got my first one I think about a week after launch. Mexico 4 build. Started off OK but the slider started to get a very loose after about 15 or 20 days. Then the front panel for the call, BB menu, back, and end buttons started lifting off. Was running .141 with all it's issues but otherwise no problems.

    Took it back and AT&T swapped it out with no questions asked and even let me keep my old battery, so now I have two batterys . Second one is Mexico 5 build. Very solid slider right out of the box. Has a "minor wrinkle" in the front panel right above the track pad, but has been OK with no lifting and doesn't affect track pad usage.

    I've upgraded to every leaked / released OS and currently on .337. I had loss of BIS while running .246 after loading up a few apps (never knew exactly which app caused it). Did a full wipe and reinstall of .246 and the BIS issue went away. I then went to .337, added Berryweather, Dictionary.com, capture it, and a few themes. Since the reinstall I've had zero BIS or software issues with this second device.

    Runs flawless with excellent battery life and call quality. No serious lagging, lockups, SMS bugs, or email problems on any of the 5 email accounts currently running on my device. Hardly if ever have to do a battery pull except if changing themes. Very satisfied so far.

    The only real bummer is last week my Torch number two took a 3 foot drop to the tile floor in my family room (slipped off the edge of a table). No visible damage but now the slider is loose. I did the electrical tape fix. It's partially OK but now has noticeable up and down movement (worse on one side). I'm keeping my eye on it and if it gets worse, I'll do a warranty replacement on it and hope the replacement is better.

    I've owned many phones and 4 different BB's and dropped them many times. My Pearl once took a 10 foot drop to concrete. Parts popped off the thing everywhere. I snapped it all back together and the thing worked perfectly. It worries me that one drop with the Torch, (which I consider to be relatively minor as far as dropped phones go) caused the slider to get loose to the point of needing the tape applied for a pseudo fix.

    I now have concerns regarding how well the 9800 will be after a few drops and lots of sliding that keyboard up and down after a years use. Otherwise, really happy and the 9800 is a nice BB experience.
    Sorry you dropped your phone! I've dropped my phone a few times, but it's always been on a carpeted floor (thank goodness). I imagine if I ever dropped it in the parking lot or something like that, that would be the death of my phone.
    12-13-10 01:31 PM
  2. gamecock425's Avatar
    I will be getting my first BB, a Torch later this month, and reading this makes me glad that I have a shot to get a solid one on the first try, I will be sure to test it out of the box before I leave the store
    12-13-10 03:56 PM
  3. cwmont13's Avatar
    Sorry you dropped your phone! I've dropped my phone a few times, but it's always been on a carpeted floor (thank goodness). I imagine if I ever dropped it in the parking lot or something like that, that would be the death of my phone.
    I'm lucky it hit on the corner and not on the face or I'd probably have a cracked screen. I've come to the conclusion that the Torch is not a phone that's not going to tolerate drops very well so im going to be extra careful from now on

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-13-10 04:05 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I'm lucky it hit on the corner and not on the face or I'd probably have a cracked screen. I've come to the conclusion that the Torch is not a phone that's not going to tolerate drops very well so im going to be extra careful from now on

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    For that reason, I bought Black Tie Protection from Best Buy when I bought the 9800. If I drop it and something is not right, I go back and get a brand new one on the spot. No deductible or no getting a refurbed device
    12-13-10 04:11 PM
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