PRODUCT FAIL:The Samsung GT B2710 ruggedised mobile phone.
Branded as being near-indestructible, this phone:
- Can withstand being dropped repeatedly from 3 meters onto hard concrete, with no significant damage, and function normally afterwards.
- Can be left immersed in water, yet still ring when called whilst under water and function normally afterwards.
- Can withstand being driven over by a car, repeatedly, with no distortion of the case or significant damage, and function normally afterwards.
- Has an incredibly hard, scratch-resistant display.
I tested all of these aspects of the phone, and found them to be true.
However, a major design flaw was exposed when I discovered a couple of weeks back that, if you wrap the phone in a towel and put it in a microwave oven and radiate it for 20 seconds, then it produces acrid, vile-smelling smoke and cannot
function afterwards - though the SIM and memory card seem to be OK.
"Ruggedised" my #rse.