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When it was time for my mobile phone upgrade I decided to get one of the smartphones even though I am useless with anything like that, but one that was on offer was a Blackberry Torch which incorporates a touch screen with a key pad too so it sounded ideal. The phone is quite an expensive one and I had to take out a two year contract in order to upgrade to it so I was a little worried about damaging it over that period of time. Initially I bought a plastic cover but it made the phone feel a lot bigger, a bit like a brick in fact so I wasn't happy with that. My friend showed me a little leather pouch she had for hers so I decided to copy and get one for myself! The Blackberry Torch leather case I found on sale on Ebay for £3.56 (with an RRP of £16.95 apparently). Due to the price being so cheap I am pretty sure it isn't a genuine case but in all honesty I am not really overly bothered about that, as long as it protected my phone that was all that matters. I ordered the case and it arrived the next morning which was great. Looking at the case it looks like a genuine Blackberry case with the Blackberry logo at the top of the case. The case is basically a leather pouch (in black) which has a stitch effect all the way around which breaks it up a little from being just a plain black leather pouch. The top of the case is just literally a slot which doesn't close so you just simply slide your phone inside. When the phone is in the case it sticks out slightly so you can see the top of your phone, this reason being because there is a small light at the top of the phone which flashes when you recieve a call or text (or other form of contact). This way you can see at a glance if you have anything and don't need to keep getting the phone out of the case to check. The case is quite a tight one and when you put the phone inside it is quite a close fit. I did wonder with it being an open top if the phone would slip out but thats certainly not the case. If anything it requires a little force to pull it out! A really good thing about this leather case is that it has a battery saving proximity sensor that shuts the phone off into sleep mode whenever you put the phone in which I think is a really good idea and I have noticed I get more life out of the battery when I use the case than when I don't. For the first few weeks after buying the case I used it religiously but then one day after my daughter had been playing with the phone I forgot to put it back in and then never actually bothered with it again after that. While I think it is a nice little case that does protect the phone well and preserves battery life I do think it is a bit of a hassle to keep pulling it out of the case to use and putting it back after. Also my friend dropped her phone while in this case and the top of the phone wasn't protected and so was damaged so I kind of thought really there was no point in using it! I am back to using a plastic casing on the phone so again I look like I am using a brick phone!! Would I recommend the Blackberry Torch leather case? Well probably not in all honesty. It is a nice little case but its more annoying than anything and there are other ways of protecting the phone without one of these cases. Thank you for reading my review.
When I got my Blackberry torch I was quite anxious to get some kind of cover or case to protect it because it was an expensive phone and on a two year contract so I knew it needed to last me well. My brother has a Blackberry phone and carries it in a little leather pouch and seemed really impressed with it so I opted to buy one of those too. I bought my Blackberry case online from ebay for just a few pounds. The seller claimed it was a genuine leather Blackberry case and to be honest I was dubious with the low price but ordered it regardless as it was identical to my brothers. When the case arrived though I have to say I was very impressed because as far as I can tell it is the genuine article. The product is a black leather pouch which is stitched all the way around with just a gap at the top where you put the phone in. It features the Blackberry logo imprinted on both the front and the back and it feels sturdy and well made to be honest. Now with this case you slide your phone in to it and a little bit of the phone sticks out of the top because with a Blackberry a little led light flashes if you get a text or something so they want you to be able to see that so you know when you are being contacted. I thought this was quite a handy feature until I ran across a road with my phone in my pocket and it fell out and the part of the phone that wasn't protected by the case got all scuffed...I have to say I wanted to cry! The phone fits very snugly in to the case which again I thought was a good feature however I soon noticed some small scuffs appearing on my screen protector as a result of pulling the phone out of the case and placing it back in throughout the day! Thankfully I did have a screen protector on the phone because otherwise my actual screen would have been scratched which I would have been furious about. The case features some magnetic strips inside it so that when you slide your phone in it automatically puts it in to a sleep mode which conserves your battery and I do think this is a good idea to be honest. I don't really use my case anymore since it fell out of my pocket. Don't get me wrong, the main part of my phone was well protected and it is purely cosmetic damage to the top corners of the phone but it is still something I was genuinely gutted about. I have now taken to putting a plastic cover on which initially I wouldn't do as I thought it made the phone look cheap but I have to say that I have got used to it and at least all of my phone is better protected now! I do think the leather case is handy if your phone is in your bag with your keys or something as it would help protect the screen from scratches....IF you have a screen protector too! I can't say I would really recommend buying the product though sadly. Thank you for reading my review!