Drop the Treo and The iPhone and crack their screens. Can you make a call?

jfme

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I've been wondering about this. In case of a car accident or some tragedy that cracks the screen. If the device still works, in theory the "little plastic keyboard you can't change" would still allow you to make a call in a Treo. Whereas a broken touchscreen is rendered unusable.
 

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If you drop a Treo hard enough to crack the screen, i don't think the keyboard working is going to be a concern. Plus the fact that if you're prone to drop your expensive gadgets then you might want to purchase replacement insurance from your provider.
 

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I've been wondering about this. In case of a car accident or some tragedy that cracks the screen. If the device still works, in theory the "little plastic keyboard you can't change" would still allow you to make a call in a Treo. Whereas a broken touchscreen is rendered unusable.


i'm sure you could search "dropped" and come up with some amusing if not telling instances (Treo related).

maybe by the time they release the iphone someone will have done drop-tests on it like they do in the specialty packgaging industry. then we'd know for sure.

tough one to make a call on at this juncture
 

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If you drop a Treo hard enough to crack the screen, i don't think the keyboard working is going to be a concern. Plus the fact that if you're prone to drop your expensive gadgets then you might want to purchase replacement insurance from your provider.

Well, I was thinking in a situation other than just dropping the phone. For example, a car accident where the phone gets hit pretty hard while on the console and the screen cracks. On the Treo, you could just hit the Home button and start dialing with the hard keys. It is unlikely to be able to do this on a cracked touchscreen.

With the lack of hard keys, I guess the iPhone will need to be a tough little guy.
 

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