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Gutts 08-19-2005 07:02 AM

Question on the Nextel pouch for all BB's
Has anyone ordered this and used it from Nextel? Likes or dislikes? I was thinking about getting this instead of the leather one.


Since the owners are blocking it, here is the whole link..

Dawg 08-19-2005 07:28 AM

We had a few feild personel using it and they all had to have there screens replaced due to being cracked by the case. The clip puses really hard on the screen while in a chair or something.

We have all since switched to the Nextel leather pouch

finch 08-19-2005 07:39 AM

I agree with Dawg, go with the leather pouch you'll be better off in the long run:

fireman 08-19-2005 10:37 AM

I agree with both Dawg and Finch. I had/have the Nextel heavy duty case. It is one bad *ss case, big, bulky yet protective? I quit using it when a few people I know started cracking the screens. I have switched to the leather case that Finch suggested and think it is one of the best!

Gutts 08-19-2005 06:04 PM

Great guys, thanks for the info on that. Looks can be deceiving..

stonent 08-19-2005 07:38 PM

One of the managers where I work uses the pouch, because his holster kept flipping over and dropping his phone and also it would get caught on his seatbelt. He said the pouch solved the problem.

Another FYI. All leather cases from the carriers are the same. Over time the Nextel one stretches so much that it becomes unusable for GSM phones, but a used GSM pouch works fine with the Nextel phones.

I think our company found an online dealer for leather holsters that has them cheaper than from the carriers.

Dawg 08-19-2005 09:59 PM

ive had my leather case for over a year and no issues what so ever

Mr Pink57 08-20-2005 12:55 PM

If you need a "heavy duty" case you can go with an AW case for the device.

you can get


zma 08-21-2005 04:27 PM

Looks like a nice case for industrial types. The link appears to be down or the store is closed.

Dawg 08-21-2005 07:17 PM

I like that case but I like my screen to be protected and ableto go to sleep

Mr Pink57 08-21-2005 11:29 PM

Wirelessly posted (your electric?: BlackBerry7520/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Browser/ UP.Link/

Sorry about the link guys I took a guess on that. We sell these cases and I thought that was there site. I will re-post the link when I get in tomorrow.


Milkman 08-23-2005 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by stonent
his holster kept flipping over and dropping his phone and also it would get caught on his seatbelt.

This is my exact issue with the plastic holster that came with my phone. I just bought an non-OEM case for my phone. I am hoping that it doesn't break the screen... What was on the case that was causing the screen to break on the OEM case?

Here is a pic of the case I just bought:

Dawg 08-23-2005 08:12 AM

i would think youll be fine with that girly case (hehehe)

Milkman 08-23-2005 08:27 AM

hahaha. As long as it stops my BB from constantly hitting the pavement, I wouldn't care if it was HOT PINK! :)

So, what was it on the OEM case that was breaking the screens???

Dawg 08-23-2005 08:29 AM

its not the oem case its the rugged case from nextel i use the leather nextel case.. The case has a clip on the back of it that puses in on the screen and will crack it with enough pressure someone gave me one of those cases and i am afraid to use it

Mr Pink57 08-25-2005 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
If you need a "heavy duty" case you can go with an AW case for the device.

you can get


Here are the BB's cases from AW

p.s I will sell mine to anyone who is interested for probably $20 plus shipping


nelrock 08-25-2005 07:46 PM

Go with the leather pouch.... I have it an love it.... No problems to date....

Jack T. Chance 08-25-2005 08:49 PM

I used to use the Nextel Exclusive pouch. It was the pouch I bought with my 7520. But it scratched my screen (didn't crack it, at least that's something), so I had to get something different. When I have some extra money for the deductible, I'm probably going to put in a claim with the insurance program, and have my 7520 replaced due to the scratched up screen. At the same time, I'll order some screen protectors to keep it from happening again. :oops:

The one I now use, which is the best one available for what I look for in a case, is THIS KIND. Genuine leather, a magnetic closure (because velcro can wear out), built-in magnet for "holster mode", a metal belt clip, wrapped in leather, then reinforced with metal on the tip (to keep the metal inside from poking through the leather -- I've had that happen on other cases), and the clip swivels, so you can set it at a comfortable angle.

Some of you might be wondering why I don't just use the OEM leather case. While the OEM leather case is decent, it annoys the heck out of me for 2 reasons:
  1. It has NO FLAP to keep the Blackberry securely in the pouch! During some situations, the Blackberry can (and WILL) come out! (I work in retail, so I sometimes bang the pouch into things. If the pouch had no flap and I banged it into something the wrong way, my Blackberry might get pushed out!)
  2. The belt clip is PLASTIC. It may be heavy duty plastic, but it's plastic all the same. It can break... rather easily, if you're hard on your cases.
That's why I chose the pouch I'm using now, made by Bytech:

Again, it has a flap that closes with a magnet, which won't wear out the way velcro does (unless you expose it to a demagnetizer, or a magnetic field strong enough to act as a demagnetizer). This helps keep your Blackberry from falling out, which can be a real problem with the OEM pouches, especially if you carry your Blackberry with the case turned sideways on your belt!

And whereas the OEM one has a plastic belt clip, which can eventually break, the case I use has a METAL belt clip, wrapped in leather. That makes for a much more durable clip. I've broken plastic clips, but I haven't yet broken a metal one! 8-)

Now, I admit, I'm a little biased. I HATE pouches that don't have a flap to hold the phone in the pouch. To me, taking off the flap kind of defeats the purpose of the pouch, which is to hold the phone SECURELY! ;-)

Anyway... IF you find yourself preferring a good leather pouch, like I do, I recommend going to Axxess Wireless and ordering the pouch pictured in this post. If you prefer a different style of case, then check out one of the other sources mentioned in this thread. Ultimately, just choose the case style that fits your wants and needs best. Best advice I can give you. :-)

But whatever you do, avoid that Nextel pouch. S'funny... When I bought the thing, I asked the guys at the Nextel corporate store how it was, and they said something like "we won't sell you a case that'll mess up your phone!" Heh... shyeah, right! :-x

Dawg 08-26-2005 05:24 AM

I have been using the leather oem pouch since January in a heavy construction enviroment and i have not once ever had my 7520 fall out of it even upside down. No strap to hold it in. So I am not sure why the others were falling out. I just had a rugged case given to me and I have been using it hoping the screen will crack since i called nextel and asked if the 299 ins covers cracked screens. And was astounded when they said yes. So come on screen crack for Daddy. Daddy needs a new BB

PingGuy 08-26-2005 10:20 AM

Does the belt clip on the Axxess Wireless leather case swivel or is it fixed?

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