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  1. TheyCallMeBriaN's Avatar
    can somebody please tell me what materials the battery back door is made out of?
    07-27-11 06:47 PM
  2. EVOP's Avatar
    can somebody please tell me what materials the battery back door is made out of?
    carbon fiber
    07-27-11 06:57 PM
  3. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Faux carbon fiber

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    07-27-11 07:05 PM
  4. joewoo's Avatar
    Isn't it woven glass?

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    07-27-11 07:08 PM
  5. twigg's Avatar
    Yup, it's woven glass, whatever that is.

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    07-27-11 07:10 PM
  6. CGI's Avatar
    I might like this new woven glass door... but I do like the feel of my 9780 pleather door.
    07-27-11 07:29 PM
  7. greggebhardt's Avatar
    If it is not real carbon fiber, it sure looks good. It is light and fits very well. This door design is a complete departure from past Blackberry design and works very well. I have not used my 9900 is a few weeks but I would have preferred the back to not finger print so much. The 9860 has a nice matte finish on the back that shows no prints!
    07-28-11 06:11 AM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Looks pretty damn real to me. I believe one of the foreign reviews here said that the back is in fact real. If thats true, nice touch RIM
    07-28-11 09:08 AM
  9. jlb21's Avatar
    I am sure it is only a matter of time before some vendor has available a feux leather door like on the old Bold....

    I would buy it!
    07-28-11 09:09 AM
  10. DawgMan's Avatar
    It looks like real carbon fiber and on the inside of the door is the NFC component.

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    07-28-11 09:13 AM
  11. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    My problem with the leather door was that it was creaky. Even after buying 2 OEMs. Sure was nice but a minor annoyance. This was on a 9000.
    07-28-11 09:14 AM
  12. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Looks pretty damn real to me. I believe one of the foreign reviews here said that the back is in fact real. If thats true, nice touch RIM
    I thought I read that too. Some where I read it WAS real CF.

    I am sure it is only a matter of time before some vendor has available a feux leather door like on the old Bold....

    I would buy it!
    If not leather then maybe one that has a hump for a larger battery. They will have to put the NFC antenna and contacts in it as the battery cover serves as the NFC antenna


    My problem with the leather door was that it was creaky. Even after buying 2 OEMs. Sure was nice but a minor annoyance. This was on a 9000.
    The 9900 door is a completely new design and in my opinion, it should never get loose and make any noise from squeezing it.
    07-28-11 09:50 AM
  13. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    A couple of weeks ago when I briefly had my hands on one, I was so enamored that I didn't even bother to check.
    07-28-11 10:03 AM
  14. jefo13's Avatar
    So is this thing going to scratch easily? It seems very glossy...

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    07-28-11 10:22 AM
  15. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    That is a concern. Maybe its coated in gorilla glass
    07-28-11 10:25 AM
  16. knowledge_6's Avatar
    i;m sure the invisible shield and alike will come out with to cover the battery door... i don't usually like the little pieces that comes with the invisible shield package so i just use the parts i want..

    for the 9900 probably the screen and the battery door ; >
    07-28-11 10:26 AM
  17. ignites's Avatar
    So is this thing going to scratch easily? It seems very glossy...

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    put a screen protector over it if ur so worried..

    then put a rubber skin over it
    then add an otterbox to it. then put it in a zip lock bag..
    u'll be gd to go
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    07-28-11 12:31 PM
  18. greggebhardt's Avatar
    put a screen protector over it if ur so worried..

    then put a rubber skin over it
    then add an otterbox to it. then put it in a zip lock bag..
    u'll be gd to go
    LOL!

    Maybe just leave it in the box, that will keep it looking new.

    I believe in just using the phone, giving it reasonable care and enjoying the hardware.
    07-28-11 12:39 PM
  19. Blackberrychen's Avatar
    made out of suite....which i don;t like it......
    07-28-11 01:25 PM
  20. greggebhardt's Avatar
    made out of suite....which i don;t like it......
    suite?

    What is suite?

    I do not like it either, I think
    07-28-11 03:23 PM
  21. abass's Avatar
    Looks pretty damn real to me. I believe one of the foreign reviews here said that the back is in fact real. If thats true, nice touch RIM
    It is not real carbon fiber.. RIM employees have stated in the past that it is not. They mentioned that they could not use real carbon fiber as it would mess with the phone's components in some way. I don't remember the exact wording, but there is a reason as to why they could not use actual carbon fiber. It is indeed woven glass (whatever that may be).
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    07-28-11 03:46 PM
  22. greggebhardt's Avatar
    It is not real carbon fiber.. RIM employees have stated in the past that it is not. They mentioned that they could not use real carbon fiber as it would mess with the phone's components in some way. I don't remember the exact wording, but there is a reason as to why they could not use actual carbon fiber. It is indeed woven glass (whatever that may be).
    I remember getting a real carbon fiber case that wrapped around my iPhone 4 and could not use it as it killed the reception.

    What ever it is, it looks great! I like it better than the faux leather
    Last edited by greggebhardt; 07-28-11 at 05:45 PM.
    07-28-11 03:54 PM
  23. bighap's Avatar
    I remember getting a real carbon fiber case that wrapped around my iPhone 4 and could not use it as it killed the reception.
    You sure the case did that?
    07-28-11 03:55 PM
  24. ragingklu's Avatar
    It is not real carbon fiber.. RIM employees have stated in the past that it is not. They mentioned that they could not use real carbon fiber as it would mess with the phone's components in some way.
    Interesting; I never thought about that. I wonder if it would have a sort of Faraday cage effect.
    07-28-11 04:44 PM
  25. S.R.K.'s Avatar
    I remember getting a real carbon fiber case that wrapped around my iPhone 4 and could not use it as it killed the reception.

    What ever it is it look great! I like it better than the faux leather
    Rubbish! Nothing is better than faux leather. Nothing. Not even REAL leather.

    I shall proudly defend it til death. Whomever wishes to join me in my righteous plight to rid the 9900 of this retched "carbon fiber" once and for all say aye!
    07-28-11 05:14 PM
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