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Nokia Lumia 900 is tough as nails -- literally

Nokia sets out to prove the toughness of the Lumia 900's screen with a hammer, a two-by-four, and some nails.

Nokia Lumia 900 gets nailed
Screenshot by Crave UK

The new Nokia Lumia 900 is hard as nails -- literally. The screen can not only survive having nails hammered into it, it can even be used in lieu of a hammer when there's some nailing that needs doing.

Nokia set out to prove the toughness of the Lumia 900's screen by heading down to the hardware validation lab with a hammer, a two-by-four, and some nails. The phone emerged unscathed from being nailed, thanks to its toughened screen.

The Failure Analysis Specialists at Nokia -- no jokes please -- got the idea when they spotted a video made by Sonim. Sonim makes tough phones designed to tackle extreme conditions and has been demonstrating phones by hammering nails into them for years. But this is the first time we've seen a consumer smartphone repeat the trick.

Read more of "Nokia Lumia 900 is tough as nails -- literally," and see the video, at Crave UK.