HTC: Don't Carry Your Nexus One In Your Pocket

This isn't a Nexus One celebrating Gay Pride month—it's CNET Crave UK's broken Google phone. According to HTC's technical support, "they don't go in pockets," lest the screen gets cracked.

Only thing is, Crave UK swears up and down the Nexus One suffered the damages while charging on a desk—with no tampering by vicious iPhone users recorded. After being recommended by Google to speak to HTC's technical support, Crave was told that "putting a phone in a tight pair of jeans and sitting down would usually cause the kind of damage," and that "people sometimes forget that they don't go in pockets." Say what?

Here's the second stinging lash—the cracked screen will cost £180 to fix. That's $270, or $100 more than the whole phone's parts cost, according to iSuppli. Yeouch. [Crave UK]