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Old 10-03-2006, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I don't have a Blackberry yet and the 8700g is one of the finalists (next to the Pearl). One of the things that I'm concerned about is the size. I'm not a personal fan of a holster/belt clip, so I would carry it in my pocket 100% of the time. I'm just curious to see how many use a holster or carry it in their pocket. Comments on both are welcome, but I'd like to hear what the pocket carriers have to say (if there are any!).

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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T-Mobile holster case for the 8700g - if you like your device, I say get some type of holster...
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use holster because I don't want to put my 8700 in my pocket because i don't want the screen to get scratches. If you don't like carrying holster then I suggest you gettin the pearl because it's small and easy to carry.
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I used to keep the holster on me, but seeing that it's almost always in my hands, I don't bother anymore. I keep it in my hand and only when needed, I place it in my pocket. Side pocket on pants, back pocket on jeans.

I have Best Skins Ever on it to protect it, so no worries... just try remembering picking your pocket of any lint. Dunno if it's just me, but I had some get into the gap of my trackwheel, so I check for that now.
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I'm a holster guy. In my pants pocket the 8700 was a bit heavy and made my pants flop around when I walked. Also gets a lot of lint inside.
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Holster except on weekends if I'm wearing shorts without a belt. My 8700c has an Invisible Shield on it. Definitely don't put ANYTHING else in that pocket. Even on 7290's and other older models you could easily gouge the screen with keys/change/etc.
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Definitely holster...I'm the type of person that can't stand things in my pockets (very little at least.) Plus, I like the quick access that I have to the BB by having it holstered.
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Holster on the belt!
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Holster on the belt at work. Holster in my back pocket (unless I'm sitting) at play.
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Holster on the belt at work. Holster in my back pocket (unless I'm sitting) at play.

same here..However, my girlfriend can't stand it when I use the holster on my belt...
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same here..However, my girlfriend can't stand it when I use the holster on my belt...
Yeah girlfriend says the same thing here too. Except she only has to see me with it on my hip for about 10 minutes a day so she can deal with it. I just tell her that I cant stand when she wears a certain belt with certain pants. She leaves me alone about the holster real quick.
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Belt @ Work
Clipped to the visor in the car
Out of holster in my pocket @ play
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Holster most of the time but i do do both
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pocket.

buy a screen protector if you are worried about the screen getting scratched. they have ones that stay on tight, aren't obtrusive, and still protect the screen.

i cant post links, but do a search for screen protectors. i have one from martin fields and it's amazing.
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Holster. The only thing I want in my pockets are my keys and change.
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i like it in my pocket
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Holster on my belt during the work week and holster inside my jean pocket on weekends where it only shows the clip.... This way i can keep inside pocket and protect the screen.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I use a holster for my 8700g.
But if you go with an 8700, and want to keep it in your pocket, here's an idea that works great:
take the plastic 'holster' that comes with the 8700. Should be just a plastic "launcher" holster with a swivel clip.
Take some pliers and twist the clip until it pops out of its hole in the middle.
Then you can just use this as a holder to make the device go to sleep, and without the clip on it, it fits great in a pocket because it doesnt add much size.
It also protects the screen and saves battery life.

If you do this, you'll have a "hole" in the middle of this new holder where the clip used to be. What I did is I cut the circular piece of plastic away from the clip (the circular piece that held the clip to the holster). I superglued the circular piece to the hole to cover it up.
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If you buy an 8100, you'll definately have to buy a holster separately because it's the first BB that doesn't come with a holster.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Can't say that I'd ever put my bb in my pocket...I'd probably crush it.
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