Would just like to say farewell to my OEM 8300 series leather holster. Purchased on Nov of 2007.
Today, it just gave out, as I was helping a customer and the clip snapped. I was sadden because I was using it with my new 8900 curve and the thing worked perfect on a skinned 8900. The sleeper function worked excellent!
So my trusty case is gone. It's been through a lot and was always there for me. I stuck with it because it worked with my 8900 with a skin on! I bought the koskin oem 8900 holster, and there was no way I could get it to work with a skin. It was way to tight!
R.I.P buddy (literally). I'll never forget all that time you spend on the side of my belt.
However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel! About two days ago, I recieved my "premium" oem 8900 leather holster. I knew it wasn't going to fit with a skin, but I was determined. I figured, maybe I can stretch it out enough. Well after one day with a stack of business cards, and then the following day with a Sprint Treo 755p Dummy phone stuck in it for the next day, here are the results!
Quite honestly, I do like the design of this holster way better. It looks alot better, and coverage area is greater. It's not smooth going in and out, you still have to work it, but the case is getting looser and looser. It needs more time and it will be loose enough for me to do a quick draw. Right now its a pretty snug fit and I got to wiggle it out. Putting the phone into the holster isn't as bad, but it's getting better overall by the minute.
So I guess this case came in just in time!
For those curious, I guess you can make it work. Just a little patience.