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HP Veer gets bricked, disassembled after checking ‘Organ Donor’ box

There’s a saying ’round the webOS world… something to the effect of “it’s impossible to brick a webOS device.” Turns out, that’s hardly the case these days — the newfangled Touch to Share technology that’s tucked into the latest round of HP devices is mighty fickle, and one Rob Whitby has somehow managed to turn his Veer 4G into a bantam paperweight. Rather than using it as a projectile with a mind to make his security deposit vanish, he did the only remaining intelligent thing to do: rip it open, while taking pleasure in refusing it an epidural. There’s no video of the presumably gut-wrenching procedure, but there’s a shockingly detailed account of the teardown linked below. Eye candy’s just a click away, and yes, donations for a replacement are being accepted. The funeral date, however, remains undetermined.

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