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Old 02-13-2005, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone used or is using a metal (aluminum) cases with their Blackberry? Does it affect the signal of the BB? I work in a very rough environment. Are there other options for me for a case? Any balistic nylon cases out there? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. I will be getting a BB 7250.

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Old 02-13-2005, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This case will protect your BB... it has a semi-ridged form.

http://store.bizshopr.com/nexntz6510.html

I know it has a nextel logo but that can be removed.
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Didn't know it existed, but there actually is a metal hard case for the Berry:

http://www.styluscentral.com/alcaforbl62w.html
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wow, that kind of looks like it could have its niche in the market, if done right... imagine brushed aluminum. hmm. imagine a brush metal casing for the actual handheld plastic parts... that'd be a nice mod.
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Has anyone used or is using a metal (aluminum) cases with their Blackberry? Does it affect the signal of the BB? I work in a very rough environment. Are there other options for me for a case? Any balistic nylon cases out there? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. I will be getting a BB 7250.

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I've got one and it's great. It provides for a snug fit and for the easy removal of the Berry (no fumbling like with the leather and plastic cases). It has a hinged door, which works well, and snaps shut tightly when the unit is not in use. You open the well-fitted door, and it's easy to use the unit while in the case -- for reading and typing emails for example, and you can even even use the phone while it's encased. It's well made, small, sturdy, light, has a nice protective inside liner, a good simple snap latch, and you'll hardly worry about damaging your Berry when you drop it. I like the removable clip, which makes it easy to stash in your shirt or pants pockets (I often times slip it in my jean back-pocket and carry it like a wallet, and can even safely sit on it because the weight is distributed along the metal case and not on the unit itself.) Plus it looks cool. Sort of like a knight in armor. You won't regret buying it, I don't think. I bought it at the site listed by Scooby above.
I have not noticed any effect on the signal quality of my system since I started using the case about a month ago.
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which one do you have? any links?
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which one do you have? any links?
Right here:

http://www.styluscentral.com/alcaforbl62w.html
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guinda35,

That seems like a terrific solution. Sorry to be dense, here, but -- are you saying it's very easy to take out of its case to answer phone calls? Or, do you usually just unclip the metal case from the belt clip and answer it then? One of my concerns was scratching the screen and dropping it. This sure seems to have that covered. Does it have the magnet that turns the screen off like when it's in the BB holster?

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Hunter:

It's easy to answer calls because the case allows you to push the wheel to answer without having to open it or to remove the unit, and you can talk on the phone while the unit is safely and fully encased. It doesn't interfere at all with the sound quality of your call while encased.

I don't use the clip because the case adds very little bulk to the unit, and the aluminum makes it easy to slip into and out of my pants or shirt pockets, as opposed to the new rubberized cases. And if it slips out of your shirt pocket it is so well protected that it is not a big deal (unless you're cleaning your pool -- it's not waterproof).

Unfortunately, it doesn't have the magnet you asked about.

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One additional thing to consider is the case was designed for the 7230/7280 series. The 7290/7250 are a tight squeeze and the case does not close as snuggly as it should with the larger models. Still offers excellent protection though.
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One additional thing to consider is the case was designed for the 7230/7280 series. The 7290/7250 are a tight squeeze and the case does not close as snuggly as it should with the larger models. Still offers excellent protection though.
I use mine with my 7290, and it fits perfectly. Snug and secure. And the case closes in a precise manner over my 7290. I've never had any problem in using the case with my 7290. I don't know about the 7250, but if it's the same configuration as the 7290, there shouldn't be a problem with it either.
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