As anyone who own's a Blackberry (or any smartphone for that matter) what you keep it in is just as imporant as the phone itself. There are many cases available of blackberrys but not many do a great job of protecting the 'whole' phone. Many just protect the back, sides and not the screen.
Thankfully this is where this well made leather tote comes into play. Its sleek and good looking and keep the blackberry business image well. My job means i'm outdoors alot so a tough case is key to what I do. The covering of pretty much all the case makes it difficult to damage the phone screen and back cover from items in the pocket such as change and keys.
However, the four corners of your phone could get damaged as for some reason these are not protected like the rest of the phone. I'm not sure why this is - kind of defeats the object as I have little nicks on the four corners now after a few months use. This is a shame to be honest as the case is made very well but this is poor from a design perspective.
Getting the phone out of the case is nice and smooth (a little tight at first - but thats expected) and having the strap is a nice touch.