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06-29-2013 01:51 PM
I ordered the OEM leather pouch for Q10 from an eBay vendor (highly rated), who promised the "SAME LEATHER POCKET CASE ADVERTISED ON BLACKBERRY'S SITE FOR 34.99!". The part number was ACC-50704-301, which was consistent with the higher priced pockets. BB advertises their pouch as having a "soft inner lining."
Background: I had two pouches for the 9930...the original (HDW-38845-001), which was a decent grade of leather with a plush lining, and an "OEM" replacement that I bought later which turned out to be lower grade materials and basically no lining at all (felt like cardboard).
So, the new one for the Q arrived and lo and behold, it was a seemingly lower grade material - feels like cardboard - and it's inner lining was basically non-existent. The product number on the pouch itself was HDW-50702-001; the vendor informed me that the ACC-50704 product was the same as the HDW-50702. Thinking I got screwed...I ordered the $34.99 version, but it was the same, low-grade HDW-50702-001.
Does anybody know if there is a Q10 OEM leather pouch - other than HDW-50702-001 - with the plush inner lining? And, if so, who is selling it?
Thanks in advance!
06-29-2013 02:40 PM - edited 06-29-2013 02:40 PM
BB's site does not list a part number, so I have a strong hunch the one you have linked is the same HDW-50702-001, of which I presently own 2. Any way to confirm? (I can't speak for BB customer service, but one problem with eCommerce is that it is virtually impossible to reach anyone who has actual product knowledge, or who can put their hands on the item.)
06-30-2013 07:46 AM - edited 06-30-2013 07:48 AM
Yep. Original box, plastic bags, and decals.
In both cases, the vendor's website showed ACC-50704-301, and in both cases the item I received was HDW-50702-001. The boxes say "ACC-50704-101" and "ACC-50704-301" respectively, but the HDW-50702 part number appears both on the tag inside the pouch as well as the internal product packaging. Both boxes were original BB; the only difference is that one was bi-lingual (ENG/FR)(UPC 02975 85610) while the other was only in English (UPC 02975 85612).
I am going to conclude that there is only one OEM leather pouch available at the moment, HDW-50702-001, even though it appears to lack the soft inner lining found in earlier pouches. And it makes no sense to pay $34.99 at BB or Crackberry, or even $18.95 (like I originally did), when you can order OEM HDW-50702-001 on eBay right now - from several vendors - for as little as $5.00.
I imagine that over time, two grades of pouch will emerge, but right now, I would caution people against spending more and automatically expecting the higher grade pouch with the plush lining.
09-02-2014 05:52 AM
I just found your question about quality.
I know its really late. but just for record and someone who find this as me.
You werent cheated, item itself has different code, then the package, but pocket is same.
Unfortanetly, as you mentioned, quality is far worse then for previous models BB (BOLD etc).
sorry for mistakes in my english=)
09-25-2014 05:43 PM - last edited on 09-25-2014 05:58 PM by Valerie878
The retail packet is ACC-50704-301 and the pouch inside it is HDW-50702-001
Looking at one closely, the interior is a little soft and spongy on the front facing, but more like cardboard on the rear facing. These are genuine RIM products, with sleep magnet, etc.
Hope this helps sort any confusion, Geoff