1. ryanfisher101's Avatar
    I bought a pink pearl for my wife for Christmas. While looking for a good carrying case for her, I found the "Lambskin Leather Tote" on the official Blackberry store website. It looks perfect for what she would need (and it comes in pink) On the page that the item is listed on it shows a compatibility chart that has the 8100, 8110, and the 8120 listed, but no 8130. I called the customer service number and the guy who I spoke with just said "No, it's not compatible". It seemed like he was just reading off the website that I was looking at and couldn't tell me WHY it wouldn't work.

    So, my question is... do any of you have the OEM Blackberry Lambskin Leather Tote and use it with your Pearl 8130? If so, do you have any problems with it? Does the proximity sensor work?

    Does anyone know why this would be listed as a non-compatible carrying case for the 8130??

    Any help is already appreciated!
    12-03-08 03:11 PM
  2. kentcy's Avatar
    I don't have the case, but I'm surprised that they are saying that it is not compatible with the 8130 since it is with the 8120 because I do think they have the same build. I have the 8130 and my best friend has the 8100 and these two phone would not be able to share the same case because the camera on the 8100 is vertical and the 8130's camera is horizontal. The sim card on the 8100 is under the battery whereas on the 8130 the sim card is on the left hand side of the phone. As far as I know the 8120 has the horizontal camera and the side sim card slot like the 8130, but I can't say for 100%.

    If you want to post the link where you found the case, I'd be glad to take a look at it for you.
    12-03-08 08:11 PM
  3. Yankez's Avatar
    Yes that case works on the 8130 . I have the exact case in black and my pearl fits in it snug as a glove . The CSR guy needs to put down the pipe and pay attention to his job

    12-03-08 09:00 PM
  4. Nick917's Avatar
    8110(ATT), 8120(tmobile) and 8130(verizon) are all the latest blackberry Pearls. They are all the same physical wise so any case or holster listed for the 8110 will fit the 8120 and 8130 and visa versa. The only difference between the phones is software such as GPS and Wifi. The 8100 is the first version of the Pearl and although I think it's shaped the same, the location of the camera in back of the phone is different as kentcy stated above.

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    Last edited by Nick917; 12-03-08 at 09:30 PM.
    12-03-08 09:20 PM
  5. ryanfisher101's Avatar
    Thanks for all of the help! I figured there was no major diference.
    12-04-08 08:29 AM
  6. ryanfisher101's Avatar
    Update! I sent an email to the BB store online. Their response was "if our website says its not compatible, then its not compatible". Such excellent customer service!

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    12-08-08 10:10 PM
  7. Brian.'s Avatar
    I suggest just spending the extra money and get the Otterbox - the case is amazing and highly recommended!!
    12-09-08 02:55 AM
  8. Jo_795's Avatar
    the 8130 for sprint has the SD slot of the left side where you charge your phone just so you guys know!!
    12-09-08 06:30 PM