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With the majority of the modern phones - especially smartphones, it has become less and less popular to be able to change the appearance of your mobile phone. There used to be many hundreds of different designs of fascia for brands such as Nokia, and with current trends the days of the mobile phone replacement cover is all but dead. There are, however, still ways in which to modify your mobile phone to make it stand out from the crowd. As I own a Blackberry 8520 Curve I am able to change the battery cover. This can be done by either buying a new battery cover from the internet, in which ever colour I wish as there are so many suppliers to choose from. The other way is to customise the design of your existing battery cover. A popular way is to either use specialist paints to add stencils to your cover, or to glue gems onto the cover if you are a little more adventurous.
There are many other methods of customisation of this mobile phone model alone, from clip-on covers to rubber 'skins' to also protect your mobile phone from impact damage. I have customised my Blackberry Curve 8520 by also replacing the complete housing of the mobile phone. I used the supplied tools in the kit to remove my existing housing and replace it instead with a bright green housing, both front and back covers!
The rear battery cover can easily get damaged with the Blackberry Curve 8520. The first signs of wear I noticed on my mobile phone were the battery cover. The Blackberry logo is attached using eight individual pieces of silver plastic. These are glued on and easily come off after a few months of using the smart phone. As I am on a 24 month contract with my supplier I like to find ways to customise my smart phone, and what better way than to replace a simple battery cover? Just be warned, that won't be enough and you will soon move onto the more adventurous methods of customisation!