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Old 05-01-2006, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wondering whether I need to buy a screen protector for my new blackberry.

Is it really absolutely necessary to use a screen protector?

If I just use a wipe the screen once a wile with a clean cloth is it enough?

Do most BB people use a screen protector?
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it a must? Nope.

Do most people use them? Probably.

They're not for keeping your screen clean but more to protect it from being scratched.

It's a personal preference thing.

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Old 05-01-2006, 05:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have to disagree - with one exception (my wife) no one I know uses screen protectors. Should they - it depends on how you use and treat your BB. If it lives in a leather case most of the time, you probably don't need a screen protector. If it is in your pants pocket, screen facing out with no holster/case, you probably should have a screen protector.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Screen protetors were not required for the 75XX series as it was recessed and made of a harder material. Starting with the 71xx and 8700 series, they ARE most likely a good idea. Not only is the screen less recessed but it is made of simple soft plastic and scratches quite easy.

I still maintain the 75xx series has a much better and "robust" build quality. Must have cost RIM too much and the new models seem cheaper to me. I dislike painted cases for phones.

Scratch a 7520 and it is the same color all the way thru!
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use a custom screen protector. I tend to be handing my BB 7100i to clients all the time. So I went to the Glass Doctor and had them put the 3M Clear Bra material in my screen. It cost me about $20.00 and i have not had to change it in almost 5 months.

It is so clear you can not tell it is there.

This stuff was made for car headlights so i guess i could hold it out the window while driving thru a swarm of bugs and not hurt it.
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I don't touch a new PDA (Pocket PC) without first putting a screen protector on it. After all, I'm poking it with a stylus hundreds of times a day. But with my 7130e, so far I haven't seen a need for screen protector.
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