Just dropped my Droid...

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    Today I did something I never ever thought I would do, I dropped my droid. I was getting out of my car, and the droid went flying out of my hand and flew across some gravel glass down. I was really scared but I turned it over and boom nothing wrong with it, just a few miner scratches along the metal frame. This is a small scratch near the earpiece though.

    I'm so happy with my droid, it is an amazing piece of technology.
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    I'm so glad it wasn't seriously injured. I know how upsetting that can be.
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    It doesn't matter how careful you are.. in fact, if you are too careful it almost seems you get nervous and drop it.

    The key is to put it in your pocket, away, when you get out of the car. I dropped mine the same way you did yours - getting out of the car. Probably more common than you think.

    Soon as I dropped mine I said "Damn how the hell did I do that?"

    -Wil
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    I bought a motorola sliver several years ago. The first day I had it I droped it and scratched it really bad in several places. I'm too paranoid now to not have a screen protector and cover on all my phones.
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    thank God it's alright!!
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    Ya know.. the Droid might have the nicest screen of any phone out there. I had a screen on mine and HATED it. Some people love it, though. I couldn't imagine using a screen now.

    -Wil
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    same here...i luv my droid bare!
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    i dropped my dumbphone 3 times over the course of four years, and all of them were caused by putting the phone in my lap, forgetting it was there, and then standing up to get out of the car. now i make sure i never, EVER put my droid in my lap.
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    I have done the exact same thing with my other phones. It's in the dock or the pouch now! Never on my lap.
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    It happened to me, just pulling it out of my pocket. I'm usually sooooooooo careful. I had a Nokia N95 for a year that never touched the ground, but the Droid dropped.

    The Droid dropped.

    The Droid dropped.

    It fell from about 3 feet high, hit on the upper corner of the screen, bounced, did a cartwheel, and landed on it's back... all in super-s-l-o-w motion.

    In that instant, the world stopped spinning. There was no sound. Nothing else existed.

    All in the blink of an eye.

    Result: not a scratch... but dayummmmmmmmmm!!!

    It's built like a hybrid Rolls Royce/Tank, but still, gotta be careful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    This is the exact reason why I secure my phone in a pocket before I get out of my car, I don't trust myself.
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    Drops

    HAHA I'm glad to see that I am not the only one to pull the lap manuever getting out of the car. It always seems to happen in slow motion.... and it always lands screen down to give you a heart attack.
    Worst I have is a mark on the corner of the metal case, hard to even tell unless you look close.
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    I dropped mine exiting the car the same way forgot it was on my lap. it had a short fall but the phone was naked. small scratches on corners but all hidden under hard case. oh well what can you do..maybe later when they are cheaper ill pick up another one for parts. unless there is a Droid 2 that takes my interest to next device.
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    I hesitate to even write this because I know as soon as I do it is going to hit the ground multiple times but mine has never hit the asphalt. I have dropped it from the couch onto my hardwood floors but I think the Droid would dent the hardwood before it got damaged.
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    Me too, its easier to clean, and I'm careful enough.
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    Wow, spot on! You described so well. Split second heart wrenching freak out the first time it happens. I never dropped it from my car but I have dropped it from my desktop at work 4 times now. The first time, I turned around and elbowed and it went flying. OMFG! I would never ever say to anyone that it is just a phone and I don't want to hear anyway to say it to me. The Droid is much more that. :0
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    I've dropped mine while getting out of a car...when it was in my lap and I forgot about it...

    Talk about your heart drop :(

    As a result, mine has a few scratches around the screen on the front :(
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    I've dropped mine a few times now, on hardwood floors from a few feet up.. The trim around the volume rocker is loose, and there is a scratch on the bezel, but the screen is 100%..
    I've got a Seidio case on it now, which hides the loose trim. I would keep the Droid naked, but the loose trim bothers the crap out of me.
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    This Tuesday, at the bar, completely trashed knowing that classes where canceled for Wednesday, I completely threw- not dropped- my naked droid damn-near across the entire bar trying to get it out of my pocket...

    ...one small nick about an inch away from the top on the left-front side... I can see the white plastic beneath...

    wow. Just wow, I thought to myself the next morning- knowing how I totally drunk-abused my phone...

    I love this phone... Now I just have to see if it has theft deterrent hardware installed too...
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    you got really lucky brother
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