Delmarco was just very detail-oriented. Just do it and it's not that bad. You won't need the instructions the second time around unless you're really awful with a screwdriver and just didn't pay attention. ;)
Originally Posted by fb3
Don't you have to buy a 8700g or 8700v case in order to get a black one, and don't those have different keyboards than the 8700c?
The only black case I've found was via ebay and it didn't look like it was for any carrier. It doesn't have any carrier logo under the screen and instead there's the older-style depressed area just under the keyboard for a carrier logo plate.
The 8700g is blue and the 8700r is a very dark blue (but not black). You do have to be careful about the keyboard issue. The black case I got from ebay worked fine with the 8700c's keyboard.