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Old 04-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw this Seidio battery cover replacement that has a cutout for the speaker. I don't have my Curve yet so I was wondering if this battery cover really makes a difference or not? Is the sound that much louder with it?

Seidio OEM Sized Rubberized Battery Door w/ Speaker Opening for BlackBerry 8300 Series - ShopCrackBerry

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Old 04-12-2008, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the seidio cover with the speaker opening and yes it makes a world of difference. It doesn't sound muffled like the OEM battery cover. It sounds much clearer. What the hell was RIM thinking when they designed it?

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Old 04-13-2008, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try playing music with the cover off and see if you notice the difference. I think the curve speakers sound impressively good. I don't want to buy another cover though.
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Yeah i dont want to buy a new cover either but i wasnt sure if it would be loud enough with a rubber skin on it...
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I have this cover on my Curve and love it! As far as the speaker opening, you will notice a difference (for the better); although, I like the rubberized grip feel of the cover. I also feel more comfortable when placing the phone on a table and knowing that I'm not scratching the H*** out of the back door! Enjoy..
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I think the doctor could probably give you something to keep you from having to scratch your "back door."
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I think i am going to take a drill bit and make my own hole in the back door and then put a thin rubber grommet inside of it..

I love customizing it.. and if it comes out shitty.. ill just get the new door. : )

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I have the seidio cover with the speaker opening and yes it makes a world of difference. It doesn't sound muffled like the OEM battery cover. It sounds much clearer. What the hell was RIM thinking when they designed it?
RIM think in Seidio too, they need to eat a slide of the cake too
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The way I did it it holds little pieces of lint but the sound is 110 x better.
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I think i am going to take a drill bit and make my own hole in the back door and then put a thin rubber grommet inside of it..

I love customizing it.. and if it comes out shitty.. ill just get the new door. : )

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Before I got my Seidio battery door cover i used a tiny drill bit and drilled two rows of four each holes in the OEM batt door where the speaker is. It worked very well and looked factory with a little patience. I even did the dame drilling in my Seidio rubberized hardcase, matching the are of my holes with those already in the Seidio batt door underneath so i didnt loose the sound while adding the "armor". Sounds awesome. Patience + steady hands + drill = happiness
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Indirect soundhole is one of the good features of the BB. when the phones on a soft surface like a sofa/bed the sounds not blocked, but most importantly anything picked up by the magnet just sticks to the cover rather than getting picked up and near the speaker causing crackling.. those that work in a machine shop will be 100% with me on this lol.
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Ok So I Was Given A Blackberry Curve From My Brother And It Was Working Fine I Had It Unlocked From At&t And Added To Tmobile. Now The Problem Is That I Cant Charge It. I Found One Charger That Works, But Sometimes Like Now When I Unhook Charger It Will Say Charged Then 5 Min. Later It Is Back Now To Low Battery. Please Help Me
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Ok So I Was Given A Blackberry Curve From My Brother And It Was Working Fine I Had It Unlocked From At&t And Added To Tmobile. Now The Problem Is That I Cant Charge It. I Found One Charger That Works, But Sometimes Like Now When I Unhook Charger It Will Say Charged Then 5 Min. Later It Is Back Now To Low Battery. Please Help Me
It could be a faulty battery. BTW did it ever get wet?
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Based on the recommendations in this thread, I've ordered this. I quite like mine as a music player, and I thought the sound quality was adequate; if this dramatically improves it, even better.

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Before I got my Seidio battery door cover i used a tiny drill bit and drilled two rows of four each holes in the OEM batt door where the speaker is. It worked very well and looked factory with a little patience. I even did the dame drilling in my Seidio rubberized hardcase, matching the are of my holes with those already in the Seidio batt door underneath so i didnt loose the sound while adding the "armor". Sounds awesome. Patience + steady hands + drill = happiness
I'll give this a try, too.

Just make sure to remove the cover from the Blackberry before drilling.
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Originally Posted by truckergurl23
Ok So I Was Given A Blackberry Curve From My Brother And It Was Working Fine I Had It Unlocked From At&t And Added To Tmobile. Now The Problem Is That I Cant Charge It. I Found One Charger That Works, But Sometimes Like Now When I Unhook Charger It Will Say Charged Then 5 Min. Later It Is Back Now To Low Battery. Please Help Me
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