Whoops! Archos CEO doesn't understand "water resistant", kills phone during demo
posted by Michael H. / Feb 25, 2014, 9:29 PM
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 Feb 25, 2014, 9:33 PM 18
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posted on Feb 25, 2014, 10:23 PM 1
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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 Feb 25, 2014, 11:00 PM 10
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LOL.. Now test the Galaxy S5
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 9:56 PM 2
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The comments never end do they...?
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 10:09 PM 3
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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.
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This is enough for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 10:38 PM 4
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