Windows Phone - 16 November 2010
Author: David K

Even though this is from Samsung’s own mouth, I still feel the urge to file this under rumor…but it couldn’t be any more explicit. Man I feel so much better about not using a screen protector.


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  1. I hate using cases or screen protectors unless absolutely necessary. Haven’t had any problems with the focus yet and am glad to hear it possibly has gorilla glass. Time will tell

  2. damn… i just ordered some screen protectors off of Ebay.

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  4. OK, what is “Gorilla glass”???

  5. @Gary: Well… I don’t know what it is but check out the video in the link to see what it does, or more importantly, what it will not do. *cough* iPhone4 glassgate *cough*

  6. @Gary:

    Who wants to be the guinea pig and try it with their Focus? ;-)

  7. @Gary: It’s strengthened glass so it doesn’t scratch or break as easy as regular glass. It’s a fancy tempering technique that Corning does.

  8. Hi everybody. I’m a Portuguese fan of SAMSUNG Omnia 7 and I would like to know if it has also the Gorilla glass (like it brother FOCUS from the US)?

  9. Ok so who will volunteer to test it out? ;)

  10. @mikel: Why don’t we let Engadget do it again! They seem to have all the money to waste on a phone.

  11. Gorilla Glass has a list of products on their webpage. not all of them are there but most

  12. Well nothing on the site for HTC so I will stick with my screen protector even though I am not tapping it all day with a stylus. Just makes me sleep better.

  13. @adp: the iPhone is flawed- all tempered glass has a weakness- the edges. If you tap the edge of tempered glass it shatters even though the face can take the grunt…that’s why the Focus (and most phones) still wrap the edge so the glass isn’t exposed.

  14. @Ed D.: Can we enlist an AT&T sales rep to sneak in the backroom and video the testing on the Focus? anybody? anybody? You’ll be our hero!

  15. Are you guys kidding, the focus would probably shatter leaving the glass intact. I don’t know about you but if I bought the focus the last thing I would be worried about is the glass. Get a form fitting case and forget the screen protector (although I’m anal and will be buying one for the venue pro gorilla glass).

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  18. Its a bunch of bull about that glass it don’t make it strong at all mine got knocked off my bed side table and it was a small fall but it broke right crossed all my buttons and only had it a week

  19. And I had a form fired case

  20. @Jeremiah: I agree with you. I’ll liely post on this tonight. I have a scratch on my screen too and this is the first screen I’ve ever scratched and it’s glass! The past resistive screens were plastic and I never scratched them. I cry foul

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  22. I can attest that the Gorilla glass is not so helpful. Samsung focus, 1 week old, no case yet, came out of my shirt pocket, fell from 3 ft as I was bending over, hit the edge, marred up the plastic case and shattered the glass. I had dropped my Iphone G, GS and 4 so many times without a case I forgot what it was to have a phone that was so delicate. Parts are hard to find and even though I love the phone and the OS, 1 week of ownership I am not real happy about a $150-200 repair bill.

  23. @Shane: you must have missed my follow up:
    So you know, the iPhone also uses Gorilla Glass. It’s susceptible to breaking if dropped on the edge – that’s where this type of glass is very weak and the iPhone is no exception to that.