BB10 smart cover spotted
So I just saw a BB10 L device out and about in Waterloo, but what I really noticed was that it had a cover extremely similar to Apple's iPad smart cover. Had the folds in the same places and everything. The only difference was that it was phone-sized and had BlackBerry stamped on the front. Granted, all I saw was him using the BB10 device, and then promptly putting the cover back over the screen ,so there is the possibility that it could have been a folio-styled case.
Has there been any word of these being released as an accessory? A good idea, but all I could think of was Apple having a legal field day over this if its similar to the iPad cover.
- 11-23-12, 11:56 AM #2
I hope it's not the cover. I don't think it would go in and out of my pocket very easy. I really like the leather pouch for my 9900 and would love them to continue giving that out with the phones. BlackBerry has used magnets in their phone covers/cases for years. People think it was Apple that started this but I'm pretty sure I had this on my pearl 9130 back in the day, it may have even been out before that. If it it similar to the cover itself I could see Apple going a bit crazy, but not at first. They usually take legal action with other companies they see as a threat, ex: Samsung.
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- 11-23-12, 11:59 AM #3
Good to hear we'll have some official accessories at launch. I can't imagine legal action being taken though. The iPad cover doesn't have an Apple logo smacked on the front and Samsung has similar covers for the SGS3.
Alright, so confirmed, there are flip covers coming (BB10 Transform Hard Shell, White; BB10 Transform Hard Shell, Black; BB10 Transform Hard Shell, Red) Red is the one that I saw in person.
List of upcoming BlackBerry 10 accessories leak online, usual holster and cases | MobileSyrup.com
- 12-03-12, 04:42 PM #8
I wonder if the flip covers are designed like the Galaxy series, where the entire back cover can be removed and replaced by one that has the flap attached. I always thought that was a neat idea that would reduce bulk, and the back panel of the L-series looks to be able to accommodate this kind of feature.Blatant placeholder signature.
- 12-06-12, 09:58 PM #10Blatant placeholder signature.
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I like the look. I think it's pretty cool! Hopefully the stores are going to have an abundance of accessories for us to choose from, and not leave us out as in the past. Would be nice walking in someplace and having an entire aisle dedicated to BB10 as the others get.
- 12-13-12, 08:11 AM #17
How cool would it be to have a tiny LED on the actual cover? If the back plate could be swapped out like the GSIII maybe there could be some contacts in the battery housing. That could also lead to some really cool accessories where maybe the charging dock could provide for notifications."Oh and you don't know - you don't know my mind.
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