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Old 09-26-2007, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got the 8830 and I wanted to get the Silicon cover for it (Call me paranoid) and I just received it in the mail today put it on BlackBerry however now I kinda have to pull/push into my holster.

So I was wondering if any of you guys are using the Silicon cover with your BlackBerry and/or the holster as well or if you had to get a different holster.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use it. It took me a day to adjust to it. I leave my device in my pocket and do not use the holster.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how thick is the cover you got? I was actually wondering the same for the seidio slim hybrid case .. supposed to be 1mm thick but I would still think that would make it a tight squeeze into the oem holster(8830), even if it is not as grippy as the silicone.
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I got the sheild zone full body cover, I have dropped my BB numerous times and don't have one scratch on it and it also has a lifetime warranty. It really dosen't even make it any thicker.
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I have a silicon cover, and I've come to find it useful for one and only one application: in my car. I own an Audi A4 that has a perfect spot to rest the phone right in front of the gear selector; only trouble is, without anything covering the phone (or at least the back side of it), it will scrape around (plastic on plastic). The silicon cover provides an ideal layer of insulation/protection for both the phone and the vehicle. (I'm more concerned with the Audi, quite honestly).

I find it annoying to use if I'm keeping my phone in my pocket for the day, because it makes it difficult to put in the pocket and to remove it. It is infinitely easier to just keep the phone naked on these occasions.

I also tried the silicon inside of the OEM case, and found this also to be annoying. More difficult to put in and remove from the OEM case, and it dampened the vibration and ring volume of the phone: I actually missed several calls on the (one) day that I tried this. I do work in a noisy environment, but that silicon cover made all the difference in receiving or missing my calls, which was enough for me to discontinue this use of the cover.

In the end, the silicon cover now lives in my Audi, along with a Jawbone earpiece: perfect aides for commute-icating! lol

I'm interested in the latest clear-plastic hardcases that are available for the 8830; however, the two co-workers of mine who have them don't care for them very much. They said it adds way too much bulk to the phone. Kind of looked like it, imo.
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I have the cover too. Same problem with the holster. But as akosnitzky mentioned, I got it because I don't use the holster and keep the BB in my pocket. Without the cover, it is too slippery to stay in my top pocket; with the cover, not one problem. Big help in the car too as dtdt pointed out.

It is a phone, use it and enjoy it. Put a screen cover on it to protect from scratches if you like and don't worry about keeping it out of the box new. Six months from now you'll be wanting a new one anyway.

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I got the sheild zone full body cover, I have dropped my BB numerous times and don't have one scratch on it and it also has a lifetime warranty. It really dosen't even make it any thicker.
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I've tried all these variations, too - holster/no cover; holster/cover; pocket/no cover and pocket/cover. Right now I'm just pocketing with no cover (and no screen protector, yipes!). I didn't have any trouble holstering with the silicon cover in place - it was a little tighter fit, but if anything I felt the 'Berry was more secure. Silicon cover in the pocket is just too tough to take out - it catches on fabric and I had to turn my pocket inside out sometimes to get at my phone - not the best setup when taking an important call.
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It is an issue of trial and error. I have had holsters break on me while clipped. The silicon cover cost them about 50 cents to make, I paid $12 but it was worth it.
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Default Yes - using silicon cover AND holster

I have been using the BB silicon cover with my leather holster without problem or issue. As someone else said, it's a little snugger fit. I also have the Invisishield screen protector as well. On weekends I put it in my pocket and during the week it's in the holster.

I think it's a great combo.

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I use the silicon cover full time...I also found the fit in the 8800 case too snug. I happened to have my case sitting there for an 8700 and slid it in just for the heck of it..as it turns out the 8800 fits perfectly in the 8700 case while in the cover. Of course the 8700 case doesn't have the little grove in it for the trackball but there is a millimeter or so of extra width which is just enough clearance for the track ball.

The case I am using the the BlackBerry full flap leather case.
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I used my silicon cover with my case. A tight fit indeed. I paid 25 for my case. Yes I overpaid because I have found two for 20 oem blackberry silicon cases.

Right now I'm using the silicon case and just putting it in my pocket. Like the previous comments it does turn my pocket inside out and gets caught on anything.
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Yes that's the one I love this clear protector it's by far the best one I have had. Since I purchased my 8830 I have probaly bought 8 or 9 different cases and this one is the best. It fits in the leather case very well and is able to slide in and out of a pants or shirt pocket.
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I was checking out that InvisiableShield product, after watching the videon from the link I am just curious. Is that just a plastic coating that sticks to the BlackBerry? If so has it ever peeled off?

Well, I ain't sure I think Iam going to return that $12 silicone case since I want to keep the BlackBerry in the holster with all the moving around I do I will end making a couple of those emergency calls accidently if I keep it in my Pocket.
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I was checking out that InvisiableShield product, after watching the videon from the link I am just curious. Is that just a plastic coating that sticks to the BlackBerry? If so has it ever peeled off?

Well, I ain't sure I think Iam going to return that $12 silicone case since I want to keep the BlackBerry in the holster with all the moving around I do I will end making a couple of those emergency calls accidently if I keep it in my Pocket.
No matter what you do the shield is great it is some type of clear cover, after two months in and out of my pocket and different cases it has not ever started to peel off. And if you want to put it in your pocket just hold down the mute key which puts the bb into standby mode. After this bb I can't ever see me having a phone without one.
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I had the invisible shield (shieldzone.com) for my older 7130e (screen only not a full body) and it was great. it did exactly as it said and never even came close to peeling away anywhere .. you almost don't know it's there on the screen except for you have no scratches (don't know anything about the full body versions). nothing to do with the company but I just thought this was a great product. when you put it on though follow their instructions b/c you can't move it once it's on ... it's not hard you just have to take your time.

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And if you want to put it in your pocket just hold down the mute key which puts the bb into standby mode. After this bb I can't ever see me having a phone without one.
Personally, I don't trust "standby" mode, as it has often sent incoming calls straight to voicemail and likewise for important emails, etc.. After getting burned on a big account by this, I ran many tests on my own time, and 50% of the time, "standby" mode was f*n up my sh*t!!

And YES, I tried every possible imaginable thing you could try to see what was really causing this (e.g. notification profiles, hard reset, sending service books, standby in holster/out of holster, etc.). I scoured the forums for days. The only thing that seems to be effective: not using standby.

Keyboard Lock is far more assuring when I need to carry it in my pocket. The "*" - "PHONE" keystrokes drove me crazy at first; now, I realize I was just a whiney little b*%ch!!!

Like right now.

Standby for more, later...

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I am in the minority but I hate any cover or sheild that stay on the phone while using it. This is a cell phone and no matter what you do it will take some abuse. I prefer to use my phone while being somewhat careful and yet not allowing the "worry" to ruin the experience.

What are you saving this new pristine look for? In a year you will not feel the same about your new phone, not even in 3 months!
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This is my first Blackberry and I am really enjoying it, keeps me connected to everyone and saves me alot time everyday, so this feeling of bliss probably will disipate but for now I think this thing is amazing.

I will probably end up returning that $12 Cover back to VZW since I can't fit it in the holster, and I will look at the InvisibleShield a little more, although I am quite careful with the phone, I just like to prepare for the worst.

I just want to thank you all for being so helpful.
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I am in the minority but I hate any cover or sheild that stay on the phone while using it. This is a cell phone and no matter what you do it will take some abuse. I prefer to use my phone while being somewhat careful and yet not allowing the "worry" to ruin the experience.

What are you saving this new pristine look for? In a year you will not feel the same about your new phone, not even in 3 months!
I guess I must be in the Minority. All the phones I ever owned are in pristine condition. Some a grew tired of fast, but my favorite so far by far has been my 8800 (came from a line of treos and a few blackberrys including an 8700).

Anyway, still treat my 8800 like I just bought it!

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