What happens when gravity meets a BlackBerry PlayBook
Square Trade dropped a BlackBerry PlayBook a number of times to prove how much you really might need an extended warranty. After just a couple of drops on the ole pavement, the PlayBook was looking pretty beaten up. A couple more falls from waist high, and the glass on the PlayBook was shattered.
Sure, you might tell yourself that this won't happen to you, but everyone ends up watching in slow motion as a favorite device hits the deck. At the end of the video, Square Trade tells you how you can win one of two free extended warranties that they are giving away for certain devices, so you might want to have a pen and paper handy.
source: jephoust via Crackberry
1. Kartiel (unregistered)
Will it Blend wanna be....
2. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
This makes me sad :c expected better from blackberry.
3. box (unregistered)
Tablets and laptops (and monitors and TVs) are more likely to take damage & have a screen break because it uses larger flat surfaces and fewer shock-absorbing parts compared to a phone, mp3 player, etc. Yes, they're designed to take a few hits, but not made to be indestructable
4. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I thought it did pretty well. I dropped an ipad from less height than this on to carpet and there was enough body twist to dislodge and crack the front glass.....
Now I've got the playbook 64Gb coming, first thing I'll be doing is getting Otterbox like protection for it!!
5. p0rkguy (Posts: 677; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
"Probably 3 or 4 times bigger than my iPhone"
"They said this is just a pound but it kind of feels like a block, pretty heavy"
The moment I heard that, I already knew this guy was a tool. I'm obviously going to compare a tablet to a phone and drop that waist high to see if it would break. Worst part was he doesn't even drop his iPhone, so what's to compare?
Please tell me they tried this on an iPad 2 first.
Sorry but this has fanboy written all over it.
7. egy_dooby (unregistered)
Want to see if the ipad gonna pass this test or not ?
11. vishu9 (Posts: 247; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
well my friend's ipad fell on its face from a little above knee height and the front glass had a huge ugly cracked scar to show all along its length!..and it wasnt even on the concrete!!
12. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Does anyone know if the playbook has gorilla glass?
16. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
yep, its gorilla glass...
But even gorilla glass ain't gonna protect you from a 1.2m fall face first onto concrete!
13. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Seriously? How dumb do you have to be to drop your tablet. Your expensive tablet. If I had one I would be so careful it would never meet the ground unless I was setting it on the ground ontop of a cloth. What did you really think would happen if you dropped a heavy tablet on the ground? It would magically show no scratches or dings?
14. ipad2 (unregistered)
i totally agree
15. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
If they don't want that PlayBook, I could've gladly taken it off their hands.... they don't need to break it....
17. anythinggoes4me (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
The Playbook actually fared better than the Ipad II and other tablets that these same people drop tested. The Playbook took three drops before the screen shattered, the Ipad II completely shattered with just one drop.