06-30-2009 04:51 AM - edited 06-30-2009 08:37 AM
I just purchased an Otterbox Defender case for my BB 8330. I actually just received it in the mail today and so far it seems to be everything it promises. It has a clear "screen protector" that covers the screen and the entire keyboard, it has an opening in it for the trackball, and extends over the top to cover the back of the phone as well. Then it has a hard what they called a hard hi-impact polycarbonate shell, which to me was just very very strong hard plastic. And that part is in two halves. After you have smoothed all the air bubbles and alighned the screen protector correctly onto the phone, place it in the hard shell and snap the two halves together. This part was the only thing I had a problem with. The bottom part of it did not want to come together, then once I had it together the top part wouldnt stay together. Finally though after squeezing it together and taking it apart and squeezing together again and apart again over and over for about five minutes and the help of my fiance, we managed to get it to hold together. Then it has a silicone skin that stretches around the whole thing so even if one spot doesnt fit together just perfect, its not going to go anywhere I don't think. It also came with this nice clip holster that is made of the same stuff the shell is made out of. Put all together I don't think a bomb could hurt it. But I'm not going to intentionally drop my phone to find out either. Give it time and I'm sure it will happen on its own. Otterbox makes the defender series for several different types of blackberries, here's a link to the technical info sheet on some of them
On shopblackberry's website & otterbox's website they run about $50, but I found mine brand new on ebay for $32 & free shipping. I hope this review has been helpful. I'm not very good at writing reviews, this is actually the first one I've written on anything but I hope it helps.
The only gripe I've got with it so far is the screen protector that stretches over the back of the phone as well, where it goes over the camera lense it makes your pictures and videos come out blurry. I think I might be taking my exacto knife and cutting a hole for the camera lense because that's driving me crazy. I hate blurry pictures.
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06-30-2009 09:30 AM
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07-03-2009 01:51 AM
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07-03-2009 01:00 PM
next time can you do it by placing the device on the roof of the car, and make it drop on the road ?
(thanks for the feedback of course)
That's only fair, I dropped my Visor Mount on the street.
We need to keep the same testing standards!
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