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Old 02-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered this phone and I've already ordered the silicone skin, I'm wondering if I should also get the screen guard. I know the 8320 curve screen can scratch some. Im not even sure where the scratches on it came from.

Anyway, just wondering if I should go the extra mile and get a screen guard as well.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its always a good idea to get one, any little abrasive can cause it to get scratched...i made the mistake of not putting one on mine and ive only had it for 2 weeks and im already looking for replacement housings for it lol so do it protect your investment.
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uh oh. Sounds as bad as the Curves screen. I want to keep this phone in tip top shape so when the next BB comes out, I can sell this on for near new price.

Thanks. I'll order one now.
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it is a curve its sprints version of the 8300 series. and yes they are way to easy to scratch. i have an htc mogul that i upgraded from and it doesnt have a single scratch on the screen considering i worked at a high end drill bit manufacturing facility where grit from the diamond grinding wheels was all over the place.
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I always get the BSE RIM Blackberry 8900 Curve Skin (Javelin)

They are cheap in price but VERY durable!! I put them on everything!
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Yeah, I suggest getting a screen protector immediately as well. I am waiting for Seidio to release their case for the 8900 (pre-ordered today). In the meantime, I carefully cut some protective film that I use on my motorcycle from 3M and placed them carefully on the device. I cut out some templates prior and transferred to the tape for cutting. Works well until I get the other case.

Even when I get the seidio cases, I get some clear tape and place them strategically in the places where it rubs on the device to also minimize the abrasion scratches. Just a compulsive behavior.
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I have owned several Blackberry™ none of them had any scratches on the screen because I apply BSE screen protector the day I receive the device. I usually buy one before I buy the phone. As for the total body protection. I tried it before and I'm not too crazy about. Screen protection on the other hand is a must.
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I ordered the "zagg" skin.. although BSE offer the similar things at a much cheaper price.
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have a look at this - this is the storm, but the screen / coating is identical - no protector needed i say

w w w.intomobile.c o m/2008/12/03/blackberry-storm-screen-scratch-test.html
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Originally Posted by taldeus View Post
I ordered this phone and I've already ordered the silicone skin, I'm wondering if I should also get the screen guard. I know the 8320 curve screen can scratch some. Im not even sure where the scratches on it came from.

Anyway, just wondering if I should go the extra mile and get a screen guard as well.
had my 7100i for about 18 months
big screen, thought it would be loaded with scratches/cracks
after 18 months and dropping it numerous time, case was all banged up but screen was fine, 1 small scratch and thats it,
funny part, dont know if its murphys law, but everytime i dropped it it would land Screen down,
dropped in street/warehouses, just about everywhere and it handled it just fine
hope my new curve does the same
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Like manvadher said, all of the three new BB's (Storm, Bold, Curve 8900) dio feature a new screencover. It is nowhere comparable to the "scratch as you look at it" Curve 83xx screen.

The new cover is some sort of glass directly (Bold / Curve) glued to the LCD.
Of course you cam scratch it, but most people will not need an extra screen protector.
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I've just ordered a BSE for mine, some martin fields screen savers, as well as a genuine Blackberry Silicone skin, should keep it tip top.
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have a look at this - this is the storm, but the screen / coating is identical - no protector needed i say

www.intomobile.c o m/2008/12/03/blackberry-storm-screen-scratch-test.html


where did you hear this?
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Somebody did a scratch test with the Storm when it came out and it was supposedly very very hard. And the Storm came with a protector on it that most people couldn't even detect. I don't know if the 8900 is the same, just reporting what I heard about the 9500.
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