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Posts: 49
Registered: ‎02-06-2010
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Virgin Mobile

OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

I've always loved BlackBerry holsters and I have always kept my BB phones in them.  The lack of a good holster is oddly enough one of the reasons I don't like using my Android phone as a daily phone.


Anyhow, I picked up a Z10 holster and the build quality is great.  There is however, one issue that I see as an oversight on BlackBerry's part.


With the screen facing out, the strap covers the headphone jack.  With the screen facing in, you lose the LED. 


As I often keep the phone in the holster when I am not using it (as I essentially use it as a case), I want to see the LED to know if there are any new messages.  As it stands now, I have an either/or situation.


Don't get me wrong, the case is great and I guess the way the Z10 is built, there really isn't anything that can be done about it other than having a hole in the strap for the headphone jack if you want to keep the screen facing out.


Maybe in the next version of the phone, they can relocate the jack to either be on the same side as the LED or at least on the other side of the lock button so both don't interfere with the strap.


Oh, and if they openings on the side were a bit lower, they woudn't cover the volume down button.

Current phones: Z10, Z30, Nexus 5
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Posts: 1,088
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: Q10/ Z10 / 9900 / PlayBook / 9700 / 8900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-23-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

Agree you are also blocked from charging the phone whilst in the case!
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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎04-03-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Telekom

Re: OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

If you want a hole:

Go to your fashion store, where they sell leather belts. Ask politely if you can use their belt pliers (thats used to make an extra hole in your belt, hope the translation ist right). With that you can make a clean hole in your holster over the headphone jack. I wouldnt need one, so I think BB made it right, but youre free to DIY :-)

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-08-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

I have an Otterbox case/holster and the biggest problem I have is that when I remove the BB from the holster, the screen doesn't come alive like it did with the BB Curve. is there a setting that I am missing??

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Posts: 18,377
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: OEM Z10 Holster (Not quite perfect)

which case and holster ?
is it the holster dedicated for that case? are are those two accessories the one dedicated to the Z10 ?

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