back to article BlackBerry taking action to fix 'pop-out' screen – namely more glue

BlackBerry Mobile reps have confirmed the manufacturing process for its KEYone flagship will be tweaked so the display doesn't pop out so easily. In June, the torture-testing YouTube channel JerryRigEverything found that the display popped out when the phone was being bent, with relatively little pressure. "Most other screens …

  1. John Robson Silver badge

    Glue

    Too much and get lambasted for being unrepairable

    Use less and get lambasted for being able to remove the screen

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Glue

    So now when you bend the phone the glass bends with the metal frame?

    OK so the screen won't pop out any more but doesn't this make it more likely to break completely?

    Personally I'd rather have thins go wrong in a way I can fix with a bit of double sided tape rather than having to buy a new screen.

  3. Captain Scarlet Silver badge

    Re: Glue

    Me to, if the screen shatters then its not covered by warranty, if it pops out covered.

  4. GrumpenKraut Silver badge

    Re: Glue

    The (glass of the) screen should be flexible enough to withstand some bending. Likely so much that when you break it through bending the phone, there is likely additional and significant damage.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Glue

    They have glue on board the Titanic?!

  6. Bruce 3

    Mine went

    Got it first week and it was rock solid for two months, my S7 was relegated to back up, totally brilliant device for what i wanted and so glad to have a keyboard back in hand. I was watching the news about the screen pop and thinking it would happen to other people.....yep it hit me last week. Noticed it lifting at one corner when the phone was face down. To be honest i didnt want to be without it so just nipped it around the corner to the local apple repair specialist (the guy makes a nice living from repairing the fruit bars which tells me everything i need to know about them) and he reglued it for a drink, it was out of my hands for 10 minutes and its back to rock solid. Yes its a pain in the arse but early adopters are used to pain.

    On a side note Apple repair man was very impressed with it.

  7. J. R. Hartley Silver badge

    The title is no longer required.

    I'd love one of these but the S8 is just too goddam fast!

  8. Aladdin Sane Silver badge
    Boffin

    Glue?

    Everybody knows that if it moves and it shouldn't, then gaffer tape is needed. If it doesn't move and it should then WD40.

  9. skaron

    Re: Glue?

    You cannot use WD40 on plastics it will cause them to disintegrate and short out electronics. Certainly never use it on a phone. A tiny bit of mineral oil is best. WD40 is fantastic at removing tape and tape residue.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mike d scott

    How blackberry blew it

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-inside-story-of-why-blackberry-is-failing/article14563602/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&service=mobile

    BlackBerry sued by over 300 employees

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/ottawa/blackberry-employees-class-action-lawsuit-1.3986344

    How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/rcmp-blackberry-project-clemenza-global-encryption-key-canada

  11. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

    downvote because none of the links is relevant.

  12. GrumpenKraut Silver badge

    > downvote because none of the links is relevant.

    Bonus downvote from me because posted as AC.

  13. skaron

    What a bunch of outdated garbage.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "What a bunch of outdated garbage."

    Quite. I'm surprised they are still in business selling these.

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