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Old 01-29-2006, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got an 8700c day before yesterday. i absolutely LOVE this phone! but i absolutely hate the holster that it comes with for one reason only:

everytime i slip the phone back into the holster it presses random buttons, such as a numeric button and opens up the dialer, or it presses the # and keeps the "assign a speed dial to the P key" and stays open. i just made a drive from clermont to orlando (in florida).. which is about 20 minutes and the screen didn't turn off once. i either have to put it into the holster real fast so it doesn't press anything, or hold down the End Call button and drop it in there, then let it go.. but sometimes that doesn't work..

any work arounds? because the holster is fine but that one reason.
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Key lock?
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i just got an 8700c day before yesterday. i absolutely LOVE this phone! but i absolutely hate the holster that it comes with for one reason only:

everytime i slip the phone back into the holster it presses random buttons, such as a numeric button and opens up the dialer, or it presses the # and keeps the "assign a speed dial to the P key" and stays open. i just made a drive from clermont to orlando (in florida).. which is about 20 minutes and the screen didn't turn off once. i either have to put it into the holster real fast so it doesn't press anything, or hold down the End Call button and drop it in there, then let it go.. but sometimes that doesn't work..

any work arounds? because the holster is fine but that one reason.
the phone should be facedown in the holster...if the P button is being pushed that tells me that you have it turned around the wrong way. turn the phone around.
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haha what's the keylock keystroke? i had no idea it had one.
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If you disable dial from home screen, you can press K otherwise you can enable the phone to lock when placed in a holster
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Are you sure the phone should be face down in the holster? I tried it your way and when I finally got i tback out, the protective plastic (yes, I still have mine) has a big scratch across it, and had it not been there, my screen would have taken that scratch.
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You may have put it in wrong. The back of the BB should face out. the screen should be against the hoslter.
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No. I put it in just like you told the other guy to. I normally put it in face outward. I tried it your way, as I think I mentioned in the previous post I made.
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The 8700 at least, is not supposed to be faced outwards. The function of the holster is to put it in sleep mode. To do that the face has to be inwards. Not to mention that when you put the face outwards it presses on the outside keys
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I am just telling you what happened when I tried it the way you instructed.
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Then you may want to invest in a leather case or such. They have really stylish ones available. Good thing for the plastic on your screen
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If this isn't obvious...the unit goes in the holster with the screen on top, and keys on the bottom. If you put it in right, you'll know, becuase it will slide in like it was meant to go in that way.

And for the record, another way to initiate the lock is (from the home screen) alt+enter...
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YO! didn't you read about 7 posts ago i figured it out?
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I found it easier to set the center button (the one between the green and the red buttons) to activate the key lock - so now I always lock the keys.
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I personally never liked the key lock. I never acci-call someone. It is more of a hassel for me to unlock.
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Every BB that came in market goes face-inward in the holster. - LOL
Also I would not waste the extra key for just locking the device. For that there is a bulit in "K" key.
I have my coonvenience keys set to Address book and Internet
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Every BB that came in market goes face-inward in the holster. - LOL
Are you sure about the 7100? I had that for a week or 2 and it was face out for sleep mode and fit perfectly in the OEM case that way. The case covers the whole device with the 7100.

That was just such a bold statement and I think it may be incorrect but I am new so if I am wrong so be it.
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Every BB that came in market goes face-inward in the holster. - LOL
Also I would not waste the extra key for just locking the device. For that there is a bulit in "K" key.
I have my coonvenience keys set to Address book and Internet
The 7100G goes into the holster either way, and goes to sleep as well. My K key is assigned to a speed dial. My side convenience key is assigned to Profiles (so I can take that off my menu) and my front convenience key is assigned to key lock.
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Seriously, who would be careless enough to put a device on their belt with a HUGE fragile screen exposed to external impacts??? Of course the 8700 is supposed to go into the OEM holder face-in!

That protective plastic film that came on the screen was for shipping only. It is not intended to remain there for normal use.
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