12-03-2011 08:43 AM
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  1. power5's Avatar
    "I understand you are wondering if the HTC Titan's display is made with Gorilla Glass. I know how handy it is to learn about a new device and I will be happy to advise. In our commitment to quality, HTC pioneered the use of shatter-proof glass in smartphones. At the time, Corning was the only manufacturer and we used their product, Gorilla Glass. Since then, many manufactures have developed and advanced shatter-proof glass technology, allowing HTC to use the highest quality cutting edge shatterproof glass in our smartphones while keeping costs low for our customers."
    11-24-2011 10:11 AM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    But is it scratch resistant? Anybody want to test it with an aggressive key scrape. Maybe HTC can put out a video. That would help.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    11-24-2011 10:30 AM
  3. edboogie78's Avatar
    I went to the at&t store yesterday and I found a couple of scratches on the display model. Kinda disappointing.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    11-24-2011 11:27 AM
  4. VividBlue's Avatar
    I've had mine for about a month and have looked after it, but have one long deep scratch and two small scuffs. I don't think the glass is that great which is a shame, as the rest of the phone is top notch
    11-24-2011 11:34 AM
  5. pdangcil's Avatar
    Well, that sucks!!!
    But for what its worth, the Focus supposedly has gorilla glass too but mine already has a couple of minor scratches.
    11-24-2011 11:42 AM
  6. 5tephen's Avatar
    I've had my Titan for 2 weeks now, and no scratches at all. I also don't have a case nor a screen protector.
    11-24-2011 04:00 PM
  7. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    "I understand you are wondering if the HTC Titan's display is made with Gorilla Glass. I know how handy it is to learn about a new device and I will be happy to advise. In our commitment to quality, HTC pioneered the use of shatter-proof glass in smartphones. At the time, Corning was the only manufacturer and we used their product, Gorilla Glass. Since then, many manufactures have developed and advanced shatter-proof glass technology, allowing HTC to use the highest quality cutting edge shatterproof glass in our smartphones while keeping costs low for our customers."
    I assume this was an HTC CR rep? Could you provide some context? Thanks.
    11-24-2011 04:04 PM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I've had real good luck with Gorilla Glass on my Nokia N8's. Not a scratch or scuff mark on either. My wife tosses her N8 in her purse with keys. We've had them for a year.

    My HTC Trophy is always carried in a belt case and it doesn't have any marks either.
    11-24-2011 04:19 PM
  9. ElektroDragon's Avatar
    Wow that's lame.... no Gorilla glass... I was hoping to avoid using screen protectors.
    11-24-2011 04:29 PM
  10. kevm14's Avatar
    I don't plan on using any case or screen protector, but I also do plan to be careful with it.
    11-25-2011 07:53 AM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I did the scratch test with my focus and it doesn't have one scratch from it. But I do have a few minor scratches. I toss my phone in book bags, in my pocket with keys and change, and I never worry about it. I think Gorilla Glass is great.

    I think the HTC rep was saying "Gorilla Glass" is just the known name, and that several companies have processes that make scratch resistant screens, but they just can't call it gorilla glass.
    11-25-2011 08:40 AM
  12. Vector555's Avatar
    My focus has a few surface level scratches nothing major. I would imagine that whatever HTC is using for glass is not the same recipe for gorilla glass. As such its likely not as good.

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    11-25-2011 08:55 AM
  13. power5's Avatar
    I assume this was an HTC CR rep? Could you provide some context? Thanks.
    Sorry posted from airplane as I was leaving town. Yeah, i emailed HTC from their website and that was the response I received. I have always had a screen protector on my phones. Doesnt change clarity and for the price, its a great investment.
    11-29-2011 09:29 PM
  14. thodge84's Avatar
    Im gonna get an anti glare/screen protector anyways.
    11-29-2011 10:14 PM
  15. jd914's Avatar
    I have a Motorola Atrix with gorilla glass and it lives up to its reputation. This is my second HTC device and the first got a few scratches without any abuse what so ever. People I know with HTC devices also have scratched up their devices at one point or another. I'm not a fan of screen protectors but being my Titan is an HTC device in going to have to put one on. Bummer.
    11-29-2011 10:38 PM
  16. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    Check out MobieChick on Twitter. She confirmed with HTC that the Titan does have gorilla glass. I don't know her personally but her bio says she is att sponsored and she seems legit. She gives away phones a lot too!

    MobieChick (@MobieChick)
    11/28/11 12:58 PM
    @Bacchus1313 HTC has confirmed again that the device has gorilla glass
    11-30-2011 05:14 AM
  17. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Sad to hear that others already have scratches. I'm pretty harsh on my cell phones. My current HTC Imagio (I've had to get quite a few replacements in the two years I've had it) is only about 9 months old and it looks like a cat's scratching post. It just has a plastic screen, though, but nevertheless, I was hoping to get rid of the problem with my next phone.
    11-30-2011 05:18 AM
  18. Big Supes's Avatar
    I went to the at&t store yesterday and I found a couple of scratches on the display model. Kinda disappointing.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    You weren't supposed to scratch test a display model!!! :P
    11-30-2011 06:22 AM
  19. jd914's Avatar
    Check out MobieChick on Twitter. She confirmed with HTC that the Titan does have gorilla glass. I don't know her personally but her bio says she is att sponsored and she seems legit. She gives away phones a lot too!

    MobieChick (@MobieChick)
    11/28/11 12:58 PM
    @Bacchus1313 HTC has confirmed again that the device has gorilla glass
    HTC absolutely does mot use Gorilla Glass. Off the top of my head Motorola, HP and Samgsung use Gorilla Glass. You can verify this on the Corning site. They have a list of manufatureres that use their products and HTC was never on the list.
    11-30-2011 08:03 AM
  20. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Plenty of HTC products listed but not the Titan.

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS | HTC

    I doubt if that's updated very regularly. :)

    The Omnia 7 was supposedly GG, but it was never mentioned on that site either, so who knows.
    11-30-2011 08:09 AM
  21. palandri's Avatar
    HTC absolutely does mot use Gorilla Glass. Off the top of my head Motorola, HP and Samgsung use Gorilla Glass. You can verify this on the Corning site. They have a list of manufatureres that use their products and HTC was never on the list.
    HTC is on the Corning site, or are you referring a different site:

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS | HTC
    11-30-2011 08:09 AM
  22. jd914's Avatar
    HTC is on the Corning site, or are you referring a different site:

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS | HTC
    I stand corrected. Just looked at the list and don't see the Titan listed. Maybe it needs updating? Hopefully it does and the Titan will be listed.
    11-30-2011 08:27 AM
  23. power5's Avatar
    Also says not all phones are listed on the corning site. I wonder if their is some coating like the olephobic coating on iPhones that is scratching, not the actual glass. Not that it matters what is scratching but the fact its getting scratched.
    11-30-2011 11:43 AM
  24. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    Check out MobieChick on Twitter. She confirmed with HTC that the Titan does have gorilla glass. I don't know her personally but her bio says she is att sponsored and she seems legit. She gives away phones a lot too!

    MobieChick (@MobieChick)
    11/28/11 12:58 PM
    @Bacchus1313 HTC has confirmed again that the device has gorilla glass
    I emailed Corning and they said they couldnt comment and directed me to HTC. HTC gave me the same canned response as power5 got. If they were using Gorilla Glass I think they would say it so I now believe that the Titan does not use it.
    12-01-2011 09:11 AM
  25. Narr's Avatar
    I always find it strange how certain manufacturers are reticent about stating they have Gorrilla Glass on some of their devices; you would have thought they'd be shouting about it.
    12-01-2011 09:31 AM
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