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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a current Nextel 7520 user and just purchased a Sprint 8830. As much as I regarded my 7520 as a "dog" from a speed standpoint, it has been *rock solid* reliable for 3 years now. It is also built like a tank as I have dropped it down steps and watched is slide across pavement on more than one occasion (all by accident of course), and it still keeps on ticking without missing a beat.

The 8830 looks to be more of a fragile device. I have searched and found numerous holsters, skins, clear cases etc that should fit the 8830. What do you folks recommend? I am looking for the best protection without losing functionality.

Any preferences or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought my case on-line. See Link


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Old 08-01-2007, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, akosnitzky.

I have continued my searches and I guess it comes down between Invsible Shield, Bodyguardz, and Best Skins Ever. I saw that more than one person mentioned the fit on the bottom of the 8800/8830 by these skins is not what it should be. Has this changed? Any recent update on applying these to this BB model?

I have used the thick plastic snap-on cases before and was not happy due to both the added size and a few grains of sand between the device an the inner wall of the case made for some bad scratches. No thanks.

I will keep poking around and see what else I can find.

Any input is welcome.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Best Skins Ever rock! I NEVER have a BB without one installed!
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Another vote for best skins. I have one on my ipod, LOVE it. Have one on order for my new BB
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/104)

I had a seidio clip for my 7100 so when I switched to a 8830 I figured I'd give them a try. I didn't like the rubber skin some people at work have, so I decided to go with the hybrid clear-black sleve/holster combo. It showed up today and I put it on and so far it looks ok. It does stick up a bit above the keyboard on the sides but not enough to really be a problem

I also got the screen protector and put it on after the case and can't even tell its there.
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I'm a holster type of guy.. Not a fan of skins.. Had a great experience with the Seidio Spring Clip for my 7130e, that I "automatically" purchased the one for the 8830 when I got it. No regrets.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've had the Seidio Rubberized case for about two weeks and it's fabulous.
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Ebay. I just bought a rubber skin and a plastic hard clear skin. Also grabbed a skin screen protector
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got upsold into buying this one:

Verizon Wireless - Accessory Rebate

When I got home I realized that one came with the phone and I like it more than the one I bought. I use the BB one that came with the phone unless I just throw the phone in my pocket. The phone is so small that it fits in the pocket nicely.. like a flip phone almost.
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