I should also mention my smartphones recent misbehaviour may be related to an unplanned durability test it underwent last week. I run around in a Nissan Navara dual cab ute and am in the bad habit of leaving my things on the back of the ute while I load up the back seat. I entered onto a 6 lane hwy near a friends house and hear a ting ting ting sound. It didn’t dawn on me until 5 minutes later that I had lost my phone.
I got back to the intersection and being peak traffic my phone had taken many hits, just as I arrived a dump truck with trailer ran over it. So I rescued my poor new WP7 toy which had by now seperated in two with the back cover a few meters away, the touch screen face down on the hwy. On inspection the phone was in almost perfect condition. Windows Phone 7 still up and happily running, the back cover clipped back on, and the touch screen didn’t even have a scratch. I have no scratch protector either. My cheap little LG Optimus 7 smartphone has continued to function perfectly aside from yesterdays little hiccup.
Anyone prepared to volunteer an iPhone 4 for a comparison test. 😉