I just wanted to let you know I received my holster last week and it's awesome. There is a magnetic clasp that closes easily over my 8700c and it fits perfectly, leaving the trackwheel, USB Charger, Headphone Jack, mute and power button accessible. The clip on the holster swivels 180 degrees and the leather is really soft. My phone also goes into holster mode when I put it in face in or out. If for some strange reason you wanted to put the phone in top down, it does not go into holster mode so don't do this.
Any other questions let me know