Our buds at iFixIt wanted to see a teardown of a new Motorola Droid, so they offered a $300 bounty to the first person who’d field strip and document the deconstruction of their Droid. Dr. Wreck answered the call. Here are the results of his investigation.

Kyle, of iFixIt, writes:

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 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.

Motorola Droid Teardown

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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