1. FMB8900's Avatar
    Does anyone any know if the Bold touch will have the same back leather as previous bolds?

    Out of all the hands on vids and pics from Crackberry, BGR, Engadget, I havent seen a single device with a leather battery cover.

    Could it be coming out later when the final product os launched? I hope so, I love the feel of the leather back on my Bold.

    Just wondering...
    05-02-11 12:50 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    It does not appear to have a leather back.
    05-02-11 12:52 PM
  3. bighap's Avatar
    Apparently it is woven glass. I am thinking this is a typo in the release. Probably meant gloss.
    Last edited by bighap; 05-02-11 at 01:05 PM.
    05-02-11 01:02 PM
  4. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Looks like faux carbon fibre instead of faux leather on this one...

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f235/da...-s-why-588565/
    05-02-11 01:03 PM
  5. FMB8900's Avatar
    this sucks
    05-02-11 01:09 PM
  6. barrist's Avatar
    Order a $10 third party one from sw-box. Done.
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    05-02-11 01:10 PM
  7. Najo's Avatar
    Yeah, honestly this is the only thing I do not like. The back looks smooth and shiny, that will be a scratch and fingerprint magnet. Body protection or alternate cover will be a must!
    05-02-11 01:19 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    I REALLY like the brushed steel side, it gives it a VERY sleek look!
    05-02-11 01:30 PM
  9. Najo's Avatar
    I REALLY like the brushed steel side, it gives it a VERY sleek look!
    That I agree with, SWEET!
    05-02-11 01:35 PM
  10. Masahiro's Avatar
    I'll be pampering mine with a nice leather case from Noreve anyways.
    05-02-11 04:52 PM
  11. gunderscorewil's Avatar
    im sure that someone will make one available on ebay before june is over.

    now.......DUMB QUESTION...will my 9000 back fit on it (size and camera position)???
    05-02-11 05:59 PM
  12. eedwinn's Avatar
    You're right. The back won't be leather anymore! Probably glass if I'm not wrong.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-02-11 06:01 PM
  13. Masahiro's Avatar
    now.......DUMB QUESTION...will my 9000 back fit on it (size and camera position)???
    Definitely not. The camera module was in the upper-center portion of the 9000, while it's totally different on the 9900.
    05-02-11 06:02 PM
  14. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Probably glass if I'm not wrong.
    You are wrong
    05-02-11 06:18 PM
  15. albee 1's Avatar
    Solid machined stainless steel frame and carbon fiber back. I got no complaints. Can't wait!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-02-11 08:48 PM
  16. eedwinn's Avatar
    This is so far from the past hour what rim was saying:
    * It has a Stainless Steel casing instead of the chrome colored case that RIM has used in the past
    * The back case has a glass epoxy back instead of the traditional leather of the Bold line

    Copied from CB news

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    05-02-11 10:18 PM
  17. Ekilla's Avatar
    Order a $10 third party one from sw-box. Done.
    can you give us a link of the exact faux leather for the Bold touch? I dont see it, or maybe its not out yet.
    05-02-11 11:26 PM
  18. gord888's Avatar
    Apparently it is woven glass. I am thinking this is a typo in the release. Probably meant gloss.
    they may mean fibre-glass. If woven with kevlar or soemthing, it would still give that "3d" sheen that real cf would have, but at a substantially reduced cost.
    05-03-11 12:29 AM
  19. 36thDisciple's Avatar
    The carbon fibre battery door looks decent, albeit "faux" and highly prone to smudges/scratches as noticeable in some of the recently displayed pics. As for the rest of the backside, that is, the matte plastic that runs around it and the lack of any substantial "chrome" - both are a big let down in my opinion. I am still hoping that, in this regard, what's being shown at BBWC is not nearly the final product.
    05-03-11 02:56 AM
  20. jlb21's Avatar
    Order a $10 third party one from sw-box. Done.
    Yeah, honestly this is the only thing I do not like. The back looks smooth and shiny, that will be a scratch and fingerprint magnet. Body protection or alternate cover will be a must!
    Yeah....I liked the look of the faux leather. I am sure we'll see some soon!
    05-03-11 08:19 AM
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