About 6 years ago a place i worked looked at these and a few other brands. They were using tough books but needed something more. We were looking to buy in a quality that got vendors out in person and let us do the stress test. If i remember correctly the Xplore was throw through a truck cab and into corner of a curb and the only that thing broke was the stylus. we also threw it into a fountain and it worked and the drop from the hood and roof of the truck. This was with a spinning disk and no SSD at the time they also offered a GPS pod. the QA and the accessories was a little lacking. we got a keyboard/dock that had a keyboard with no Q and 2 B's (You can't spell QA without a Q)
Soon we will have a new app from them called Lawyerville!
I think the issue with selling the old item is getting the clearance to replace a "good part" where it has not triggered an alarm for being bad. I am sure they would have to jump through a lot of hoops to replace parts on a working network if there is not alarm even if there is redundancy in place to not notice you taking something down to replace it. Again you still end up where those S/N get traced back to Verizon when someone calls support on them. My guess is it was easier not to have to fight the red tape to pull the "bad" part and the replacement part had factory seals on it still and was more valuable. However having the bad S/N's still is service will get you when they do go bad and you have to replace something that has been already replaced at that point people started to look deeper.
I want to see a red ring of death on a phone.
you mean Red Ringtone of Death...
I had that happen to but I had the protection plan. I had a receiver replaced under that plan and my contract grew 2 years because of that. When to cancel and they said i was still under contract. Talked to a lot of reps and seemed like someone was going to waive that till collections called. At that point the could pound salt. i think we still gwet calles from them over that.
I seem to remember that this is where patent trolls are born. Wonder what they did to make this judge unhappy.
Ever notice that the Ford Bronco was replaced with the Ford Escape?
Careful where you swing that thing.
Not to mention February is sweeps month too.
He removed the cover and battery. Replaced it and it booted up again.