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HTC HD2: Takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Important safety tip, don't place your HTC HD2 on the roof of you car and drive off.

However, if you do, all might not be lost. The Talk Show host in the above video was loaned an HTC HD2 to review. He was distracted while leaving work and left the Windows Phone on top of his car. Once home, he realized what had happened, traced back his steps and found the HD2 lying face down in the road.

The HD2 didn't look pretty but the overall condition of the phone might surprise you.

[via: wmpoweruser.com]

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

11 Comments
  • Let's see an iPhone (or BB for that reason) do that!
  • 1:22 "running over children"? HAHAHA what's wrong with her? On a serious note can somebody post this link over on Engadget and Gizmodo. I've heard of iPhone's breaking from being looked at funny. HTC should use this as it's next ad campaign.
  • The Talk Show host in the above video was loaned an HTC HD2 to review. He was distracted while leaving work and left the Windows Phone on top of his car. Once home, he realized what had happened, traced back his steps and found the HD2 lying face down in the road.
  • what a douche
  • I had something similar happen to an old LG flip phone once. It fell out of my pocket as i was getting out of the car, and was left in the street for an hour or so. It was a residential street so it was probably only ran over once, but it still worked. The screen wasn't even damaged, but the protective case was turned to scrap. Then, a few weeks later I dropped the phone and the screen cracked.
  • I drive off with a lot of things on my car, but an HD2? Come on. Guy's an idiot. That said, it's great to know HTC has designed the HD2 to be so rugged.
  • Very useful and important safety tip. As we all know it has the world's largest mobile phone display.
    It will surely help users to prevent their phone.
  • Must be a fake! Or tell me how he should have entered the PIN to his SIM card after putting the battery back on and powering the device up to be able to receive a phone call?!?!?!
    I guess the phone was carefully prepared while it was running, by softly cracking the display without getting the device to power off and after that invent a nice story to fill up a few seconds of a stupid show. Embarrassing!
  • Since when do you have to enter a PIN on your phone when you put the battery back in?
  • Um...why would you need to enter a SIM card pin #??? It was a brand new loaner phone and I'm 100% certain that he never messed with the control panel and manually set a password. That's not the first thing an average user does with a new phone LOL. Are you a troll?
  • you don't need to "enter a pin password". With this device, that I actually have through T-Mobile, all you do is put in your sim card and go. You *can* change settings etc, but the fact that when the phone rang with the T-Mobile jingle lets me know that it's true. ps... I'm very familiar with these 2 as I live in Philly...she's a ditz.