Product Type: Blackberry Mobile Phone Case
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Blackberry Torch Case
Blackberry 9800 Torch Leather Pocket
Member Name: baby-cakes
Blackberry 9800 Torch Leather Pocket
Advantages: looks nice, very cheap
Disadvantages: a bit of a pain really, doesn't protect fully
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.
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