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Video Tour: Motorola i680 Brute

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Feb 4, 2010, 12:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop beats the snot out of the Motorola i680 Brute, an iDEN phone for Sprint Nextel. What sort of abuse can it take? Watch the video to find out!

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Phone Scoop goes a little overboard with the Motorola i680 Brute. We stuff it into snow, kick it, throw it on the ground, drive over it with a car, hit it with a hammer, and warm it up with a blow torch. Did it survive? Find out by watching the video here:

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About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.



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Feb 6, 2010, 4:45 PM


so you stuck it it snow, and it was wet. my experience with wet and cell phones is a red dot that shows up when you take the back off. I had taken an insurance policy out on the ohone and had it in steamy showers across the world, and lo and behold, the moisure in it meant insurance would not cover it. did you check the effect on the red dot syndrome when it snuggled with snow?

Then, I stumbled upon your video (good one in fact) while I was looking for an att phone that offered wi-fi without forcing me to buy a package. is there one? The internet says yes but when I go into stores, they say- oh no. that ended. but how can you offer a feature then force people to buy your package?
The warranty will not cover the LD. That is what the insurance is for... you make a claim and they send u a refurbished phone. From what i have heard, the brute is liquid resistant. As long as there is no physical damage to the seams to allow liquid t...
Warranty does not cover "liquid" damage.

Actually warranty only covers manufactures defects in the product such as electronic circuitry, build quality (under normal recommended use), and connectivity.

Insurance DOES cover Liquid Damage, but the...

Feb 5, 2010, 4:33 PM

Ran over by a Car


I hate to tell you this but you can visibly see that the tires of that car never even touched that cell phone. You can tell that he put it just to the inside of the tire. LOL What a joke. And whats the point of the phone still working if you cant even see the screen to know who your dialing or what your doing????? Nice try though.

Feb 4, 2010, 1:12 PM


I'm sure you really didn't think it was going to hold up against a blow torch! 🤣
🤣 cant wait to see the video i cant see it here at work but it would be interesting to see a big silverado drive over it 😈
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