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    This story reads like Episode One of “Crave UK and the Adventures of Lame Tech Support People“. Awhile back the folks at Crave UK had a Nexus One screen mysteriously crack while sitting on a desk doing absolutely nothing. Of course there could be a coverup somewhere but no matter what there are two [...]

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  2. QrafTee

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    HTC, you are full of massive failure. If Verizon can't get them (or Google) to fix the flaws of the Nexus One, I'm passing on it.
     
  3. eriku16

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    What flaw? There was no mentioned of a flaw. I would not be so quick to blame HTC seeing a total lack of factual information here. Who knows, maybe they damaged it to spread more FUD about the N1. ;)

    You do know that there is a great deal of lies, fabrication and misinformation about the N1 since it came out. Quite unlike any other I ever seen for a phone. Well, maybe the iphone. There is an orchestrated effort to make this phone a failure. :rolleyes: Well, some of us can see through this BS for what it really is...
     
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    So having your screen spontaneously crack in your pocket is not a flaw? There are also many reports of the screen cracking from as little as a 3 feet drop (or even from a coffee table). Does it happen to everyone? No, but to enough people which warranted many posts on various Android forums. There needs to be a consistency in quality.

    Keep in mind there is also the issue of dust getting under the screen... like seriously? Can't keep it sealed enough to ward off dust?

    Also the touch screen sensor issue is a major failure on HTC's part too (although Google is just as much to blame) Maybe the prototypes were of high quality, but these are issues which should have been addressed before the product even launched.
     
  5. sergey

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    Nobody knows what exactly happened. N1+backpocket while sitting=fail.
    But there are some problems with the N1 that users are reporting. I blame the tech companies for thinking it is OK to ship a product half-baked and have the consumer blinded by the online hype to come up with excuses as to why the problem is a result of the media, rival companies, fanboys, etc.

    If there's a problem, it has to be acknowledged and fixed by the consumer and company. Otherwise you end up with a situation like the AT&T/iPhone- it's ok for the iPhone not to be a fully working device and to be a breakthrough hit. If the n1 is flawed, don't buy it. Htc will then get the message to improve or get out. Buying a flawed product reinforces companies to continue releasing unfinished products.
     
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    What kind of idiot puts a touch-screen phone in their back-pocket and sits down anyway? :confused:
     
  7. eriku16

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    A flaw indeed... yeah right! :rolleyes:

    Look, the screen is glass. If one is careless and can't take enough care of it being fragile, they deserve to have it break. One can only blame themselves.

    Since you don't have a N1, do us all a favor and stop posting FUD. And I hope you are not a Droid user. I had enough of that lot. :mad:
     
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    I don't need to own a Nexus One. I just need to read all the posts regarding it, verify they actually had the phone, and comprehend what I'm reading.

    What are you, hard of hearing--er... seeing? It's not FUD, it's a problem. Do car windshields--made of glass as well--break when you hit them? No, you'd have to hit it hard to break it. How about glass windows on skyscrapers? Do people walk right through them all the time? No, even if you throw your body into one of those things, chances are you'll bounce off--although there have been some cases where people have broken it and killed themselves for doing something so dumb.

    I was looking forward to the phone. I passed on the Droid to wait for it to be launched on the Verizon Network. How would I already have it? Are you dense? Unlike some people, I don't accept the crap companies dish out; you need to ask questions, do research, and speak out to get change to happen.

    Please, if you have nothing to add to this discussion, just don't bother posting. It IS an issue, don't believe me? Google it and see how many results there are regarding these issues linked to the Nexus One.
     
  9. Evil9

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    This is clearly you just venting frustration of some sort on this forum, because i hope that YOU were NOT expecting a NEXUS 1 for have the same KIND OF GLASS THAT A BUILDING HAS... if you want to compare a screen of a phone, please do us all a favor and compare it to something that is comparable to it! ok, compare Orange to Orange, NOT a Apple to Orange, Yes while they are both fruit and they are both sweet, it doesn't mean they are the same!
    Now, the glass you find in a car is a completely different design glass then the one you find in a building. they are design with a different job and with a completely different combination of materials and what not... Now... the screen in a nexus one. What DO you want from it? to stop a bullet on its path? its a phone with a screen that if too much pressure is done to it, it will crack, com'on lets do a test. Go home and grab ur LCD/LED tv and sit on it. you'll say no it will break. okay, then why is this phone different?
    and according to what i have read so far, YOU DONT EVEN HAVE THE PHONE!! So, if you don't have the phone, then WHY ARE YOU MAKING SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT!?

    You talk about not wanting to take, and i quote "crap companies dish out." Well buddy there is a whole sea of different phone makers out there that will be more than happy to build you a phone that can take the Hiroshima bomb just to make you happy. i mean seriously, is it worth it for you to come here and make such a big deal about this? Is it really that hard to take the phone out of your back pocket before you sit down? Is it JUST THAT HARD?

    So please, stop adding to this nonsense. Unless you have some type of solution to this problem or a good story about it, don't just post for the sake of posting, people actually come here to find solution to their problems, and whining isn't going to solve anything.
     
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    When I read his post it looked like he's thinking of buying the phone and doing his research before he does. Maybe a phone shouldn't stop a bullet, but it should be sturdy enough to take at least minimal abuse. Most phones (including touchscreens) can take repeated drops without the screen breaking.

    Also your comparison of a TV to a phone is as bad as his to a car windshield or skyscraper glass. A TV is not meant to be carried everywhere you go, like a phone is. I don't care how awesome a phone is, if it has to be treated like an egg, I'm not buying one.
     
  11. QrafTee

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    I'm glad someone has at least some reading comprehension abilities.

    Yes, I was--and still am--doing research on the phone because I was going to pick it up when it launched on the Verizon Network.

    A phone should at least pass the test of being stuck in "tight pants." No?
     
  12. Evil9

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    then here you go!
    YouTube - Nexus One: The Story - Episode 3: Testing
     
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    Yeah, I've seen that too and I was happy about it. But considering all the reported issues, either they don't do it enough and there is an inconsistency in quality control... or it's 100% Grade-A bull shit. Because in the end, that's just a marketing video, the end result is broken screens and HTC's answer to the problem, "People sometimes forget that it doesn't belong in pockets."

    On one hand, I have a marketing video on YouTube by Google. On the other hand I have real reports by actual people; who would you believe?
     
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    That is a pretty impressive video of the testing process. But I just googled "nexus one screen crack" and was given many different websites referring to it. I also searched "HTC Hero screen crack" (because I have one) and there was only 3 listings. I guess it could be some sort of conspiracy against the N1, but if I were in the market for a new phone I would hold off on purchasing an N1.

    Edit: LOL, I just went back and looked at the Hero search that I did. The first listing was about an N1 screen crack, and only 2 listings on the first page for the Hero. Maybe the N1 is just too thin?
     
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    Definitely a conspiracy... that HTC has commented on: HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: "They don't go in pockets" - Crave at CNET UK

     
  16. Evil9

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    interesting, i just did a bit of reading and it seems as the crack comes from the inside, similar to how in "Aliens" the Xenomorphs, after developing in the chest cavity and when matured, they pop out the chest.
    It seems like something from the inside is causing the phones to crack. The test that HTC puts their phones through, are meant to replicate damage caused from an external source. However the damage witness by some users even some cellphone review staff seems to come from pressure coming from the inside of the phone. I'm guessing that a statement from HTC should be in the horizon, however there are a great deal of Nexus one hater out there too...
     
  17. Evil9

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    If the screens are really breaking on their own, then i guess its better off to move on to the next phone. Its not like the Nexus One is the only phone with impressive features. There is also the HTC Desire, the only differences is the absence of dual mics, a optical track ball, and a little bit of more ram memory (minus one mic for extra RAM seems like a good trade to me)
    and then again there is also some talk of the next nexus, the nexus two
     
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    Don't get me wrong. I don't hate the Nexus One. In fact, I want the Nexus One to be a winner--I don't want to wait even longer before picking up a smart phone on Verizon. What irritates me is Google's and HTC's handle on the situation and their choice to allow such a device into the market--much like Microsoft knowingly released the RROD-ridden, disc scratching Xbox 360.
     
  19. Evil9

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    I know what you mean, i have a 2008 sidekick from tmobile and my contract is almost up and i have had this phone for already 2 years, i gave my gf a mytouch just so i could see how good the android OS is, and i like it, so i also wanted a Nexus one, even more since it would only cost me $179.00 if i wait out the remainder 4 months for my contract to end.
    However, now seeing that IF the screen crack and its passed its warranty which is 2 weeks warranty according to what I've read. then its not worth it. You pay 180 bucks for a phone, the screen breaks and it could be from 150-250 to fix it?

    Just wait it out, after all... its a pain to get a Nexus One. and if you have to go through all this, then is a pain to maintain a Nexus One... Other better HTC phones will come...
     

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