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Droid 3 torn apart by iFixit

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

If you are in love with the Droid 3, you may want to cover your eyes. The Droid 3 has now officially gotten it’s own teardown thanks to the folks at iFixit. As you know they love a good gadget autopsy and are not afraid to show you all of the gory details.

Some of the interesting findings include a SIM card and a bunch of hidden screws. You can hit up the link here to check out all of the details.

HP TouchPad gets torn apart

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2011

Fans of the HP TouchPad now have a chance to see what makes it tick. Assuming you haven’t torn it apart yourself anyway.

The HP Touchpad is easier to take apart than most gadgets. You just need a Phillips screwdriver and a little prying. But it’s always nice when others do it for you. That way yours remains intact and functional. Check it all out at the link below.

Lenovo’s LePad gets torn apart

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

Lenovo’s LePad finally showed up in China back in March. Nothing in the states, though we may see it eventually under a new name. And since we can’t have the tablet on our shores, here is the next best thing. An autopsy that splays it’s parts every which way, hopefully done with sanitized and clean instruments, so as not to cause infection. Not that that matters when your insides are all outside.

This teardown comes from IMP3. There aren’t many surprises, but it’s always fascinating to see under the hood. The LePad has a 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 205 integrated graphics and an internal 27Wh battery. It’s also packs in Toshiba flash memory and a Wolfson audio processor.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G gets torn apart

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G just became available today and if you are wondering what makes this phone tick, we now have a gadget autopsy that reveals all, thanks as usual to the folks over at iFixit, who have given it the standard teardown.

They tore it apart piece by piece, lovingly describing the process and every component. Just for you, you morbid people. This time they even used fire to conduct an experiment to determine the material of the main structural plate inside the phone. Spoiler: It’s made from aluminum.

PlayStation Phone torn apart

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2011

We’ve seen the outside of the Playstation phone, but not the inside. Until now. TGBus has had it’s nurses carefully lay out the tools, they scrubbed up, put on some rockin’ tunes and proceeded to operate.

You can check out all of the details of this phone which doesn’t officially exist yet at the link. While you’re at it, someone may want to tell Sony that the secret is out on this one.

Dell Streak 7 also gets torn apart

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

Gadget abuse or scientific investigation to satisfy our curiousity? You decide. Either way, gadget teardowns are on the rise. The latest victim of this macabre phenomenon is the Dell Streak 7, poor guy. This 4G tablet with its dual-core processor can be seen in all of it’s torn up glory in the video below.

But you can help. For less than 2 cents a day, you can adopt a gadget and keep it safe from harm. They are defenseless against prying screwdrivers and other tools. Please help them.

HTC Surround gets torn apart

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

You know the drill, a new smartphone gets released and it then suffers an embarrassing teardown to satisfy our curiosity. So now some folks have taken apart the Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Surround, which features a Dolby surround stereo slide-out speaker and a kickstand.

If you are the type that likes the operating room, you can check out all of the details over at iFixit. And it should go without saying, but you should only teardown your device if you really know what you are doing.

Nokia N8 gets torn apart

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on October 8th, 2010

The Nokia N8 is shipping to Nokia fans right now and the folks over at iFixit were happy to get their hands on one too. As usual, they decided to take it apart. Some good news is that the BL-4D battery is only two screws away from being user-replaceable.

There are also the massive Xenon flash and camera modules, which are not removable from the main board. Remember these folks are professionals. Do not disassemble your N8 unless you know what you’re doing. You may not be able to put it all back together.

New Apple TV gets torn apart

Posted in Apple TV by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

The newly shipping Apple TV has just undergone it’s first autopsy from iFixit, revealing the device’s hidden specs and innards. It looks like the inside of Apple TV has a lot in common with other iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

There’s 8 GB of NAND flash memory on board, 256 MB of RAM (the same as iPad), the same Apple A4 processor as the iPad and iPhone, and the same Broadcom chip for Bluetooth, FM, and WiFi b/g/n capabilities. And some solder pads near the side of the logic board look like a perfect fit for an Apple dock connector.

Verizon Droid Incredible torn apart in stop motion video

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2010

Now you can check out a video showing Verizon’s recently announced Droid Incredible being unboxed and then disassembled in a cool stop-motion video. Don’t worry about the life of this phone, unlike Humpty Dumpty it’s put back together in the end.

You can thank the guys at TechRestore for the video below, which runs around 3 minutes in length. They didn’t find anything special inside other than the usual camera, chips, CPU’s and a screen, but it is very entertaining.

Fusion Garage’s JooJoo gets torn apart

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2010

People have now started to receive their JooJoo tablets, so this day had to come eventually, where someone tears it apart to expose it’s secrets. It’s a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. So, what did they find during the surgery?

Well Engadget says that the JooJoo is easy to open up, only requiring you to remove 10 screws. Under the hood there are slots for RAM, 3G radio, SSD, and even an extra PCIe slot. Performance-wise, they ran into some problems using Hotmail, and Netflix didn’t work at all on the thing. Maybe that will be cured soon.

ExoPC gets torn apart for your amusement

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

You might remember that $599 8.9-inch ExoPC that we showed you last week. Well, its already been lovingly torn apart for your gawking eyes.

Just from the pictures of the tablet, you’ll easily see an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 945 chipset and 2GB worth of RAM. It also appears to have a free SIM slot on its edge. Another obvious thing is the fact that the ExoPC looks like its built pretty solid.

Kindle 2 ripped open, contains space for a SIM card

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2009

Kindle 2 ripped open, contains space for a SIM cardWhat have we here? The Kindle 2 has only been in our collective hands for a few hours, but already it’s been lovingly and thoroughly dissected. The guys at iFixit have already ripped theirs into pieces. Lovingly of course. Someone has to do it.

Probably the most interestingly reveal of the teardown is an empty space for a SIM card slot, which seems to suggest that Amazon has some plans for the Kindle’s international debut. Maybe. Hit the link for step by step details of the teardown.