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Old 07-11-2007, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone else feel the "build quality" of the OEM Leather Holster for the Curve inferior to the 8700?

It looks pieced together with scraps compared to the OEM leather holster I had for my 8700...

just wondering if i'm the only one :(
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I've had no problems with mine, and also had the OEM leather holster for the 8700. I find that the 8300 fits snug inside and doesn't move around and the flap keeps it from falling out. And seems pretty durable in protecting it. Does everything I need. Have you had any specific problems with it?
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I've had no problems with mine, and also had the OEM leather holster for the 8700. I find that the 8300 fits snug inside and doesn't move around and the flap keeps it from falling out. And seems pretty durable in protecting it. Does everything I need. Have you had any specific problems with it?
no problems, i don't know really how to explain it

it just seems different... i'm sure it will work just fine...

another thing, i wish the belt clip was the identical one used on both the plastic and leather holsters for the 8700... oh well, lol, if it gets too bad (which i SERIOUSLY doubt) i'll just "modify" my 8700 holster... lol, i'm such a dork when it comes to these damn crackberries
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i use an 8800 case for my 8300. fits good, but the flap is starting to show wear.
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no problems, i don't know really how to explain it

it just seems different... i'm sure it will work just fine...

another thing, i wish the belt clip was the identical one used on both the plastic and leather holsters for the 8700... oh well, lol, if it gets too bad (which i SERIOUSLY doubt) i'll just "modify" my 8700 holster... lol, i'm such a dork when it comes to these damn crackberries
I also hate the clip. . .it jabs me on my belt in the wrong places. . .I could, of course, lose some weight.
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The 8700 clip doesnt seem to be leather, more pleather. 8300 is leather.
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This case is my favorite but do not like the belt clip. Like the swivel clip that came on the older RIM holsters.

I wonder why RIM has got to mess with what was working before?

I have found nothing that works better than the OEM 8300 leather holster. I HATE any holster or device that stays on the phone all the time. Like my 8300 naked while in use!
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I really like the OEM cases for both the 8800 and 8300...but I tend to agree with the OP that the build quality of the 8300 case just does not seem to be where even the 8800-specific case is. Not that it is a piece of junk, but it doesn't seem to be the same leather grade, and with the center seam on the front...just looks, I dunno...cheaper.

I haven't found one that works as well in the real world though, at least for me. But...I have a Fortte case coming, and we'll see if my loyalty changes.

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I really like the OEM cases for both the 8800 and 8300...but I tend to agree with the OP that the build quality of the 8300 case just does not seem to be where even the 8800-specific case is. Not that it is a piece of junk, but it doesn't seem to be the same leather grade, and with the center seam on the front...just looks, I dunno...cheaper.

I haven't found one that works as well in the real world though, at least for me. But...I have a Fortte case coming, and we'll see if my loyalty changes.
yeah, that seam throws you all off... lol

the only reason i didn't just cut a section off the elastic pieces on the 8700 case is because the trackball... i'm still thinking of things to do...
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if you figure out a way to modify the 8700 plastic clip holster to work on the 8300 pm me please ...
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if you figure out a way to modify the 8700 plastic clip holster to work on the 8300 pm me please ...
i was talking about the OEM Leather holster...

unless you were specifically referring to just the belt clip, then trust me, i'll definitely make that a write up... lol, i'm pissed the curve didn't come with any kind of holster, oh well, i've got mine skinned in a black OEM skin, and in the oem leather holster for now... we'll see
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