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RIM tests reveal BlackBerry durability

by Steven Mostyn - Feb 7 2012, 19:56

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If frustration with smartphone technology has ever enraged you enough to twist a problematic handset at either end, or perhaps hurl one furiously to the ground, chances are you already have a fair idea of how much punishment these devices can (or cannot) take.

However, if you’re generally quite patient and composed where smartphone technology is concerned, the following test videos released by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) may provide a good marker for future reference—just in case you do ever teeter on the edge of meltdown.

The informative but routine “Inside BlackBerry” tests in question are inflicted upon a selection of BlackBerry handsets in order for RIM’s engineers to properly assess their levels of physical durability.

These tests include devices being submerged in water, shocked by moderate impacts, and having their boundaries of flexibility put under torturous pressure.

Notable, although all of the handsets used in the following video clips seem to survive their respective beatings (to a degree), only the water test model is shown as fully functional after the assessment is over.

 

 

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