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Motorola Droid teardown

What's more fun than playing with a shiny new gadget? Why, tearing it down, of course. This time the new Motorola Droid gets stripped down to its birthday suit.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

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That heap of parts pictured above is not the Droid you are looking for – assuming that you want one that works, that is.

iFixit user Dr. Wreck ripped apart the Droid, and posted his teardown here.

The phone was quite a handful to take apart, having a multitude of hidden screws and latches. Interestingly enough, the sliding mechanism consisted of two rails that were imbedded (sp) within the screen portion of the device, providing a simple and effective method to slide out the keyboard. Sadly, no aliens or hidden messages to Princess Leia were found inside.

iFixit promptly awarded Dr. Wreck $300 for his efforts. Sadly, the Droid didn't make it through the procedure.

Stay tuned to phonewreck.com for a full teardown analysis.

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