Just wanted to share my experience. Completed my first housing conversion last night on a 9700.
Color is Coffee or Brown (from Ebay). I kept the silver/chrome housing on to help keep that BOLD distinguishment.
P.S. Out of all BB conversions, this one seemed to have been a pain only because the main unit, you have to extract each button "unit" and even the charger contacts plus the battery area into the new "house". Pretty much all pops off upwards. The top piece (e.g. where it says Blackberry above the screen) had to be glued on as it did not stay. Even the old one had some type of glue or rubber to stay on. Otherwise, taking apart the 9700 is quite easy.
Thanks for the comments. The back cover actually does match the "coffee", the faux leather section is brown, slightly darker. Maybe the angle of the shot... :S
I was pondering going white, but having 9000 and 8320 and 8100 in white and early release of White editions coming up (as seen on the blog here) thought i'd go for something different for change...for <$30.00 can't complain, will run with this then switch up again soon.
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