Dennis Bournique of WapReview was present and thought it was a crazy idea (I would have taken that position too).
The Astound survived (do check the video – it didn’t look broken) and was used as a main phone for the rest of the CTIA event.
Personally, I wouldn’t try this with my N8 or E7, though I have no doubt that either of them will survive the experience if I did. They are both built as solidly as the Astound, if not more.
Who wants to have a go with their phone? I’ll arrange for the bus!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.