Originally Posted by fallsauce
I'm trying to think of a device that was designed without a cover AND was designed to be portable that has such a fragile screen.
Most touchscreen phones are easily damaged if you have them in your back pocket when sitting down. You shatter the glass used in the touchscreen and possibly the LCD itself. You generally don't get a case with the phone either.
The screen is also very easily scratched for most touchscreen devices and you also don't normally get any screen protectors included.