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Pop Quiz: Cracking Open

Can you tell an Apple iPhone from a Samsung Galaxy S by looking at just the internal hardware? Take our TR Dojo Cracking Open quiz and find out.

We've cracked open dozens of computers, smartphones, and game consoles over the years. Inside all those plastic shells and behind the metal shielding are some pretty cool looking circuit boards, processors, and memory units. But, would you be able to tell an Apple iPhone from a Samsung Galaxy S or a Motorola XOOM from a BlackBerry PlayBook by looking at just the internal hardware? Take our TR Dojo Cracking Open quiz and test your knowledge.

As you take the quick remember the following:

  • I tried to remove any identifying marks (logos, labels, etc.) from the pictures, but it's still possible that some markings may "give away" a particular device.
  • I tried to avoid using images that included easily-recognizable external cases, but again, some case shapes will be a dead giveaway.
  • The images are spread across several pages to make the quiz easier to take.
Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn't let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I've published the answers on the last page of this blog post. I encourage everyone to answer all the questions before looking at the last page or using your favorite search engine to find the answers.

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About

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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