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Whoops! Archos CEO doesn't understand "water resistant", kills phone during demo

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Whoops! Archos CEO doesn't understand
One of the more important things to learn in this new age of more water protected smartphones is the difference between "water resistant" and "waterproof", even if you don't bother learning the specific differences in IP ratings. That is a lesson that Archos CEO Loic Poirier learned the hard way while trying to demonstrate the water protection found on the Quechua 5'' Phone.

Poirier apparently didn't read the documentation on the Quechua phone before trying to do the demo. The device is rated for the IP54 standard, meaning that it is protected against "splattering with water". Poirier obviously thought that the device was fully waterproof, because he put it into a glass container, then proceeded to fill that container with water from the tap until the device was fully submerged. Not surprisingly, the handset was completely dead when Poirier took it out to finish the demo. Whoops! 

The Quechua brand is known in France for being designed for the outdoorsy type, popular with hikers, bikers, and other mountain folk. The Archos website says the device is rated at IP54 and designed to "withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions", which does not include going for a swim. 



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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:33 18

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Lolololololololololol

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:23 1

12. jael206 (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


http://www.jokideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/403162_10150613644143465_129446698464_11144620_448774237_n-resizecrop--.jpg

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:00 10

18. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Look!

Another CEO that has no clue what his company's product does...

On a side note, I'd take this guy over Stephen Elop any day, even if they both have their heads up their own asses.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:19 1

30. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


thats cool bro

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:43

39. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 866; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


that was random

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:12

40. downphoenix (Posts: 3148; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


doesn't surprise me, Archos is a complete joke. How they manage to still be alive is beyond me, they've been making crappy android devices for a while.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:35 4

2. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


There goes his bonus!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:35 1

3. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Hahahahhh.......LOL..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:47 2

5. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Voilà...oh wait...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:56 1

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Viva la France !!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:52 3

6. spasticpat (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


At least it's not more S5 news

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:55 2

7. johnehms09 (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


If you want to bankrupt your company, hire this man..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:56 2

8. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


LOL.. Now test the Galaxy S5

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:09 3

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The comments never end do they...?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 01:53 4

28. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Calm down, dude... I know you are paid by Samsung to defend every Samsung article, don't you?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:28

36. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


It will be like the S4 active, advertise underwater, brick your phone, no warranty, "We don't cover water damage.". lol nothing gets done till the majority of the water damaged owners complain and bad mouth enough.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:38 4

14. Bootutu (Posts: 227; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


This is enough for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YelAhuTHxpc

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:16 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


+1

5char

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 01:50 2

27. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


It's the Galaxy S4 Active, dude.. My granny knows that too

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:04 1

9. Totse2k15 (Posts: 446; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Lmfaolirl hard!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:35 1

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Sh*t happens

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:45

15. voxmarc (Posts: 330; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


lets use the famous quotes of all time...."EPIC FAIL"

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 22:57 1

17. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


You Blithering Idiot !!!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:29

20. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


ROFLMAO LOL!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:37

21. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


He should've followed the script.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:42 1

22. Diezparda (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


hahahaha... it need to learn how to swim

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:45

23. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1981; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hahaha damn im freakn crackn!! what the hell was that? its just shame...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:53

24. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Jajajajaja!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 00:34

25. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


hahahahahahahaha

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 00:35

26. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Archos makes solid products, and most are running stock android, what's not to like? I'd still take one over an S5

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 05:33 2

34. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


no updates, bad camera, bad battery, bad support, laggy software, no custom rom community... there you go.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:10

38. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Yeah, "solid" is complete opposite of Archos.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:10

29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Seems he got super excited.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:41

31. tweetgadget (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


sure.. he will have bad dream every night!!! sink..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:41

32. tweetgadget (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


sure.. he will have bad dream every night!!! sink..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 04:47

33. mokhtar (Posts: 400; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


thats what will happend to s5 fans if they try to make it like z1 or z2 :D hahahahaha

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:54

37. mianhae445 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


A marketing joke...if you see from most water tests, most phones nowadays do qualify as IPx4...splashing of water really doesn't do much compared to submergence

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