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    Really, really strong.
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    yep thought the same thing about mine when i got it. not quite as strong now but it was pretty pungent when i opened it. Its kind of like the smell of solder.
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    I love the smell of new electronics and the pre3 definitely had a freshly fabricated smell. I sniff it at least once or twice a day.
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    GFN, stop keeping your phone in your back pocket when you are going commando...
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    What, no pull my slider jokes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugdr View Post
    yep thought the same thing about mine when i got it. not quite as strong now but it was pretty pungent when i opened it. Its kind of like the smell of solder.
    I thought it smelled more plasticy, like the soft touch plastic.

    The Veer was too small to be smelled so maybe it had the same smell and I never noticed it. The Pre3 is 3 times the size of the Veer.
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    Smells like a combination of wave solder and ABS plastic, which surprisingly has a pungent odoriferous emanation lol...
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    Smells heavenly every time I pick it up and use it
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    ummm, who snjff tests their electronic devices anyway, is this a new thing? Or does it smell that bad, that you can't avoid smelling it?

    my touchpad smells like a window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    ummm, who snjff tests their electronic devices anyway, is this a new thing? Or does it smell that bad, that you can't avoid smelling it?

    my touchpad smells like a window.
    Yes but does it smell like a window that you had to open for some reason?

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    Yea, mine does too. I had been wondering if that was normal.
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    my Pre3 smells bad too. I'm in prison though.... shoulda bought a Veer!
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    Stop using it in the bathroom. Problem solved

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    that smell isn't the pre 3, it's the smell of HP repeatedly ........ how do i keep this clean ........... performing an action that would somehow make your behind smell like spring roses!
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    It's just the volatile organics from the manufacturing which haven't dissipated yet.
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    yes it really seem they used a lot more flexibilizer for the rubber coating of the Pre 3 than in any other phone i owned before. Don't want to think about the poor people putting the parts together for this phone in asia...
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    Mine just smells of awesome.
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    Mine smells too. Not sure why.
    It was since I opened up the package. But after time, it disappears. :=P
    How about other pres? pre 2, veer?
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    Mine did initially, not anymore (had it for about a month). However, when I remove the back cover, I get a waft of it again, think it smells good though!
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