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  1. Grifter3000's Avatar
    I recently purchased the silicon skin that Verizon sells for the Tour, and it's far thicker than the one my friend bought online from a website-- the Vzw skin is clunkier, bulkier, and generally more cumbersome than my friend's.

    I noticed in the Crackberry Store there's two silicone skins for sale for the Tour, and i can't tell the difference between them from their product descriptions.

    does anyone know if one of these is thinner/less bulky than the ones Verizon caries? and if one is better than the other of the two Crackberry.com sells? i.e. are there any other differences between these two models? They cost the same and I'm not sure which one to buy.

    I'm looking for the most form fitting skin possible.

    here are the links to the 2 crackberry.com skins and the one Vzw sells:

    http://shop.crackberry.com/blackberr...medium=content

    http://shop.crackberry.com/smartphon...medium=content

    New Cell Phones, CPO Cell Phones, Prepaid Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans - Verizon Wireless and search "Silicone Cover" under accessories - PART# RIMTOURSILB

    thanks in advance for any insight you may have...
    Last edited by Grifter3000; 07-22-09 at 07:00 PM.
    07-22-09 06:51 PM
  2. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Best Buy has the thin blackberry branded silicone cases. They have the one for the tour available 15.99
    07-22-09 06:54 PM
  3. Grifter3000's Avatar
    Best Buy has the thin blackberry branded silicone cases. They have the one for the tour available 15.99
    they don't have them for the Tour on bestbuy.com - will have to check the store. thanks for the tip.
    07-22-09 06:58 PM
  4. Accidental Post's Avatar
    I got mine in store. Just a temp fix until seidio release thier's
    07-22-09 07:04 PM
  5. Grifter3000's Avatar
    I got mine in store. Just a temp fix until seidio release thier's
    good to know. and are the Seidio covers as thin (or thinner) as the thin silicone ones? or do you prefer the Seidio covers just b/c they're tougher? the snap covers i've seen (not sure what brand they are) seemed a bit bulkier, but of course they were sturdier, which is the trade off. i'm willing to sacrifice sturdiness for form.
    07-22-09 07:10 PM
  6. the one and only M's Avatar
    amazon has blackberry oem silicone cases for $3

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-22-09 07:11 PM
  7. TreyStyles's Avatar
    I had a Seidio case for my 8830 and it actually caused scratches on the silver part of my BB surrounding the screen. It seemed like dust/dirt got into the case and then became lodged inside. When I removed the case there were alot of pinhead sized scratches surrounding the screen and also the side panels. Not sure if I'd get the Seidio hard case again because of it. Anyone else have this problem?
    07-22-09 07:39 PM
  8. rswaz's Avatar
    The VZW skin is thicker but I actually prefer it that way. It does not slip off the device easily and maybe offers a bit more protection. As for the Seido case, I too had one for my 8830 but I never had it scratch the device.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-22-09 08:58 PM
  9. kmc979's Avatar
    i got the verizon skin just to have some protection when i bought the phone then i came home and ordered two blackberry branded skins from the crackberry store. i hated the verizon skin, waaaay too think for me and i didn't like how it covered up more of the screen. the blackberry branded on is thinner and i think looks much nicer.
    07-22-09 09:05 PM
  10. Falconz's Avatar
    OEM Blackberry silicone cases i feel are the best! Thin with great protection, and they're made by the manufacture of the phone itself, so to me that mattered some!

    As stated earlier, a few posts, people can find them cheap these days!

    Falconz
    07-22-09 09:07 PM
  11. domestic violence's Avatar
    I bought a silicone case from vzw. It was thick and covered a lot of the phone... It also wasn't stamped "blackberry". I took it back, didn't like it at all.

    I bought an oem bb case on ebay for $6 shipped. Fits perfect

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-22-09 09:22 PM
  12. plyallstar's Avatar
    im debating between either a seidio when its available or an otterbox
    07-22-09 09:51 PM
  13. Kegman's Avatar
    can you use the blackberry silicone skin with the holster?
    07-23-09 03:11 PM
  14. pblakk's Avatar
    can you use the blackberry silicone skin with the holster?
    I suppose, but there would be some friction involved there.
    07-24-09 11:42 PM
  15. karmonie's Avatar
    It fits, but it's kind of a tight fit and will require a little more force to get in and out

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-25-09 01:17 AM
  16. nags's Avatar
    I got mine in store. Just a temp fix until seidio release thier's
    +1 .........
    07-25-09 06:02 AM
  17. StealthMan's Avatar
    I got an amzer jelly silicone skin and at first I thought it was too thick but after using it a while I like it better than the thinner skin. It fits much tighter, feels like better protection and I like the way it looks

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-25-09 06:11 AM
  18. mznes's Avatar
    I got mine in store. Just a temp fix until seidio release thier's
    Does the one you purchased from Best Buy collect lint?
    08-21-09 03:05 PM
  19. s0ldats's Avatar
    i actually like the verizon one.... is there anywhere i can get it online for cheaper though? i've been spoiled by amazon's 3 dollar skins...
    09-10-09 12:32 PM
  20. despaiR's Avatar
    Verizon skin does look like a temp. protection for me until the Incipio drops next week. Are there any reviews?
    09-10-09 12:51 PM
  21. Verizon_Joke's Avatar
    It is funny as I was wonder the same. I purchased the BlckBerry Tour (9630) on release day and they had all of the accessories on a table for a quick grab. The sales "specialist" told me that the skins were OEM from BlackBerry even though they don't have the stamp on the back. I havenoticed that the one that Verizon is selling covrs up more of the case around the camara. I actually think this is a goo idea. The facrt that Verizon can get away with sellingnon OEM accessories is interesting to me.
    10-30-09 11:40 PM
  22. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I used to use the RIM gel skin but it stretched enough for it to cover the mic a bit. I use the Innocase II now but I noticed some scratches on the top where it says bb and on the chrome from removing it (carefully). Oh well, still love the grip and I can live with it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-30-09 11:45 PM
  23. proraptor's Avatar
    The innocase II is the best case for the tour imo
    10-31-09 12:49 AM
  24. Dyzrv's Avatar
    Best Buy has the thin blackberry branded silicone cases. They have the one for the tour available 15.99
    Yep just pick one up about a week ago for my gf and she loves it

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-31-09 01:32 AM
  25. hockeyrulz's Avatar
    have to say the Seido scratched up the face of my Curve and had the faceplate(?) replaced. Only used the silicone after that and didn't have any problems with them stretching out. They don't slide well in the pocket but definitely protect it. So I purchased several for my Tour.
    10-31-09 01:48 AM
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