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Top message:  Unfortunately... by Slammer   Feb 19, 2013, 2:55 PM

Replying to:  Removable batteries by Rich Brome   Feb 19, 2013, 7:50 PM

Re: Removable batteries

by Slammer    Feb 19, 2013, 9:42 PM

Rich,

You are in a position that employs using multiple devices at regular updates, thus limiting long term issues that may occur. Not saying you do not hear of issues, but my wife has an Epic, I have an Evo, two of my friends have an iphone and a droid(not sure which models) and Jayshmay has expressed this same issue. I've heard countless similarities on other sites. This is wear and tear on a vulnerable part that is not covered under insurance. Who wants to pay upwards of 100 dollars for insurance claims when the contract is up in a few months?

I agree that it is an issue with the port and not the device. However ,it is not a perfected hardware item and in just my small nucleus of people, to experience the same problem a year and a half down the road, is somewhat suspicious as well as annoying. We have resorted to desktop chargers and extra batteries until the contracts are up. My iphone friend has given up as he was slave to paying the deductable. How slim do we want to make these devices before they leave out small, but important details. Is a removable battery too hard to ask?

I also feel we are dealing with phones here. It is not fine crystal that needs to sustain the most finite detail to elegance that is subjected to falls, accidents, water that in general, gets protected by a case.

Manufacturers seem to be placing more emphasis on crafting art while ignoring the crucial elements of a handheld device. In argument, I have never had any mainstream consumer comment on how well built the phone is(regardless of brand). This is primarily a geek obsessive thing.

John B.

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