Hi people
Just doing some research, can you please respond with make of cellphone (ie Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola), model if you know, how long you had it before it died, and if you did something to make it die.

Nokia, 6310i, 14 months, not a damn thing (not that I am bitter about it)

Motorola, brick, 12 years, hammered in one too many 4 inch nails

You get the idea. I am trying to establish whether a pattern is emerging, as I suspect they are dying faster than they used to.
I look forward to your objective responses.