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Default Blackberry Curve Leather Book-Style Case

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The following review is based off opinion and over 3 months of continuous use.

This is the Blackberry Curve Leather Book-Style Case:



Can be purchased: Here

First impression:

It was a nice leather case.

Uses:
It has a money or receipt or any other uses slot underneath the right side. On the right side, it has two slots for buisness cards/or credit cards. And 2 slots for media card or if you want, sim cards.

It also has a fitted slot for your curve, with openings for both side buttons, the button mic, the USB and headphone area and the camera and flash area and speaker.

Has a plastic cover for the screen that comes with the case and covers the entire screen.

It has a nice magnetic clasp that works perfectly without any wear.

Finally it has a punched out whole in the top of the case for a provided lanyard or shoelace (depending on what you want haha).

I personally like the fact that you open up, and you can access your phone right away, no need to deal with getting it out of the holster or case (less wear and tear) Also, one thing i noticed about cheaper hard cases is that they got dirty inside (somehow) and can possibly scratch the curve.

Pros:
Stylish well fitting leather case.
Area for money/credit cards/business cards/media cards/ or possibly sim cards
Magnetic clasp
Spot for a lanyard

Cons:
Plastic screen cover gets VERY dirty and came with damage. (noticeable with a white background, with colors, not so noticeable.
Slots for credit cards/business cards DIDN'T fit my credit card, i had to force it in.
Lanyard that came with the phone broke very fast.
Plastic cover ALSO not cut around the track ball, so that if the phone isn't set PERFECTLY it will cover the trackball area.
After a while, the leather stretched and the phone can now move a TINY bit out of place (does not wobble, just shifts)

If you would like any more information please just ask and i will add it in an EDIT.

As a consumer, i will perform an UN-BIAS rating of this even though i do like Book-Style cases.

My rating is a


3 out of 5



Although there are flaws with the product, it still protects the phone well against water damage and i have noticed NO DINGS or SCRATCHES when the phone has been dropped. The problem with the screen does become bothersome, but your BEST FRIEND will be a Q-Tip with the phone in there. If you like this style of case, and you are willing to test it out, i say go ahead. The next Book-Style case i want to test out is this:



Which can be purchased: Here
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