This is what could happen if you drop your Dell Streak

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You've seen how the Dell Streak's glossy sides and Gorilla Glass screen can get scratched seemingly all by itself, so now let's take a look at what can happen if you actually drop it.

London-based Streak Smart reader Mike accidentally dropped his O2 Streak a few weeks ago and as you can see from the photos, it didn't end well. The device was still fully functional and he could actually still use the touchscreen, but the glass cracked and the rest of the body picked up a lot of scratches.

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Mike wasn't about to give up on his Streak, of course, so he contacted Dell, Carphone Warehouse's Geek Squad, and O2 for help. Dell couldn't fix it or provide an estimate for replacing the glass and Carphone Warehouse refused to take it since it was purchased elsewhere, but O2 came through for him.

The carrier replaced the device with a new one, though Mike suspects that it's actually an old display model due to some visible wear and tear. It doesn't bother him enough to try to another replacement, though, so he's keeping it . . . and awaiting delivery of a protective case and some screen protectors.

Anyone else's Streak meet a similar fate?

Thanks, Mike!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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