1. Nabooy's Avatar
    So what is it exactly at the back cover of the phone? Is it really carbon fiber or something else that is similar and looks to that?
    08-17-11 07:00 AM
  2. technology-fanboy's Avatar
    It's plastic, that looks like carbon fiber
    08-17-11 07:03 AM
  3. Siiid's Avatar
    Carbon Fiber would affect NFC so they had to do a different type of carbon weave i think.
    08-17-11 07:13 AM
  4. technology-fanboy's Avatar
    Carbon Fiber would affect NFC so they had to do a different type of carbon weave i think.
    Ditto!

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    08-17-11 07:14 AM
  5. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Likely a fiberglass product. It looks great!

    The back is redesigned so there should be few complaints about how it looks OR fits. Unless you are a "hater"
    08-17-11 07:15 AM
  6. chasvs's Avatar
    Carbon Fiber would affect NFC so they had to do a different type of carbon weave i think.
    It's plastic. Any sort of carbon fiber would interfere with the NFC antenna.
    08-17-11 08:23 AM
  7. rayzian's Avatar
    Carbon weave + glass composite

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    08-17-11 10:19 AM
  8. s.ben's Avatar
    If you take the battery cover off and hold it up to a light you can see through the woven material.
    Last edited by s.ben; 08-17-11 at 11:14 PM.
    08-17-11 10:49 PM
  9. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    I thought it was Woven Glass or something.
    08-17-11 10:52 PM
  10. costco1's Avatar
    It's same material as automotive interior carbon fiber looking trim (not the real one)
    08-21-11 12:10 AM
  11. my_handle's Avatar
    Newb to nfc (unless we're talking football lol). But how would carbon fiber interfere with nfc

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    08-21-11 12:53 AM
  12. Ben1232's Avatar
    If you take the battery cover off and hold it up to a light you can see through the woven material.
    Wow You can see through the woven material too. My guess is yes it is carbon fibre.
    09-02-11 05:51 PM
  13. DannyJK's Avatar
    IT IS NOT CARBON FIBER! As others have stated it would interfere with the NFC antenna if it were Carbon Fiber! RIM has stated it is Woven Glass.
    09-02-11 06:01 PM
  14. HaTaX's Avatar
    I remembered hearing them talk about it in videos, but here's a written reference to it as well:
    Premium materials were used in the construction and design, and you’ll find brushed stainless steel and aerospace composite backing for the finish.
    From: BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones: Business-Ready Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog
    09-02-11 06:09 PM
  15. drfever's Avatar
    Carbon Fiber would affect NFC so they had to do a different type of carbon weave i think.
    You are exactly right. It would interfere with the radios and antennas.

    It is "faux" carbon fibre .. plastic made to look like it. I was privy to the "faux" leather of the 9000 back .. wish they would have incorporate that into the design. I felt a better grip with the fake leather of the 9000. Still love the 9900 form factor though.
    09-02-11 07:55 PM
  16. Sharma15's Avatar
    Real authentic horse hair...
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    09-02-11 09:03 PM
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