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  1. Nuar

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    ...release a FRIGGIN SCREEN PROTECTOR with the bionic at launch!
    When I got my DroidX i ran around with the remove before use sticker on my phone to protect the screen LOL!!

    I REALLY REEEAAAALLLLYYYY hope the protectors will be available at launch!:mad:
     

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    You don't really need screen protectors for Gorilla Glass phones. Under normal use, the screen won't get scratched.
     
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    Regardless, I feel much better when there is a screen protector on there
    SGP Crystal Clear on my current phone and I'm a happy camper! :D
     
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    What's Gorilla Glass and how do you know Bionic has it? I haven't seen a detailed spec sheet although I'm sure they exist.
     
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    Gorilla Glass is basically the best glass that can be put onto a phone's screen. It's very highly scratch RESISTANT (not PROOF) and has a fantastic track record with being quality glass. Motorola has been using it for their past devices (especially big name devices like Droid X and Atrix). I can vouch in saying that it's much better than what Apple uses for the iPhone 4 as both of my iPhone 4s gathered scratches in the matter of only a few months while I had my Droid X for much longer and gathered 0 scratches even though I treated it worse.
     
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    I prefer the Ultra Crystal myself. Had one on my X since the 2nd month.
     
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    Yeah thats the one I have too, amazing clarity, scratch protection and easy to apply/take off.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I also recommend Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protectors. They are 100% invisible, feel great, and are durable. Mine has been on my X for over a year.
     
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    I have had my OG Droid for 2 years, dropped it on cement and gravel and not a single scratch on the screen.
     
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    Can't you take it to a invisashield kiosk and have them custom cut one?
     
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    There are no zagg kiosks around here. And zagg is too rubbery and distorts the screen :(
    Ghost armor is slightly better but still rubbeey. Finger catches on the screen as you slide across. Dont like it.
     
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    The hardness of rocks is higher than the screen and it absolutely will scratch, My OG Droid screen has a big scratch in it from dropping it on rocks...
     
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    lol!!!
     
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    Mine doesn't.

    And if memory serves (too lazy to research), one of the only substances tougher than glass is a diamond.

    Also, 'rocks' is not a class of material, there is granite, sandstone, limestone (and much more) each with their own hardness.
     
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    It's so strange that there are so many contradictions on this. I think I know why. From a different forum post by someone named hypnotic 2010:

    The items in red, of course, are things that will easily scratch Gorilla Glass. Everything in black won't.

    This would explain why some drop it in rocks and get no scratches, and others drop it in rocks and get scratches. Depends on the type of rock! :p

    This also makes me feel better about putting my phone in the same pocket as my keys. Although the metal around the glass might and does get scratched.
     
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    LMAO! From screen protectors to the hardness of rocks HAHAHAHAHA
     
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    Well, no. General glass is kinda mid-range hardness, and that's only if you use it for direct impact (for instance, if you were to make a glass hammer, it's really strong). Scratching usually occurs from an angle, and has it's own set of physics issues.

    Gorilla glass, though, is made by Corning, who also makes Pyrex. They know their glass. And they have a neat website if you care to look:

     
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    I've had my Droid Incredible for about 1.5 years, never used a screen protector, and don't have any scratches on it.
     
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    You said you dropped it on "cement and gravel".. what type of gravel? since we're getting so specific now. wanna post a video of you throwing your phone across a street paved with sandstone vs. granite? jeeze getting my head bit off here
     
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    My first REAL web-related lol of the day.
     
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    there are many other materials stronger than gorrila glass... one of these material is commonly found in sands and "rocks" which is why you are likely to scratch your screen if you drop ur phone.

    Also, i believe martensite steel has higher hardness as well.

    luckly, no one makes keys out of martensite steel. they sometimes make very high quality cooking knife out of martensite steel. so dont put them in your pocket together. :D
     
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    I ordered a cheapo off ebay....gonna get a crystal clear when it comes out. I had one on my X for over a year!
     
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    The Costco rep (cough, gAG, COUGH) told me besides getting the dock, battery & charger, and car mount ,they were also including a case, car charger and a screen protector. We all know the track records of the reps of all kinds though.

    I am a Steinheil Crystal user also on my OG Droid since 1/1/2010. I keep my phones in my front pocket so.....
     
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    Just wanted to give everybody a heads-up. I installed the steinheil oleophobic (I used the bathroom shower method...worked great) and I can't even tell it's on. With the beveled edge of the phone it is kind of difficult to line up correctly.

    The heads-up is that the proximity sensor no longer works with the protector. If you're on a call and you remove the phone from your face the screen stays off. You have to push the power button for the screen to turn back on. Because I was pissed, I took off the protector and the sensor works again. I sent an email to steinheil about this, I recommended that they needed a cut-out on the protector for the sensor. I'll let you know if I get a response back.
     

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