Originally Posted by spenspuma
There ARE decent handheld devices that don't have cameras. Yes they aren't Android, but Android isn't the be all end all.
If such a device would exist, I would already own it. Unfortunalety every bloody smart phone has a camera. I don't expect any smart phones without camera in the near future.
I am not afraid of voiding the warranty. If my 'modded' Hero fails in the future I can still have it repaired for a reasonable amount of money. I have seen the service price list.
Life is about taking risks. No risk, no fun. This is neither rocket science nor brain surgery. It just takes a screw driver and some sensitiveness.
By the way: This is not the first device where I have removed the camera. I have already done this with an EEE PC. The financial risk was nearly the same (300 € vs. 400 €).
My Hero has been delivered this morning. I will test the unit for a few days to make sure that it's not dead on arrival. I am going to disassemble it on the weekend. I will keep you informed.