Daily Archives: January 11, 2010

Richard Waters

This is embarrassing. Last week I was putting a new Nexus One supplied by Google through its paces at the CES show in Las Vegas (more about that below) when… I dropped it.

Nothing new about that, I drop things all the time – I’ve dropped a MyTouch Android phone so many times the cover’s beaten and scratched.

The Nexus One didn’t come out of it so well, though. Below the glass, hairline cracks appeared. The image started to darken and wrinkle in places. A day later, it was unusable. That’s five days to destroy a $590 device. How am I going to explain that to Google?