08-12-09 01:10 AM
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  1. bozo089's Avatar
    does the onyx have that same cheap plastic back cover like the 8900????

    also, don't those side buttons look cheap.....the plastic ones. (volume up, volume down)
    Last edited by bozo089; 07-20-09 at 09:09 PM.
    07-20-09 09:05 PM
  2. Stein357's Avatar
    As long as the Onyx's battery cover doesn't have any fitment issues like some of the Bolds do, including mine, I'll be happy.
    07-20-09 10:34 PM
  3. salomondrin's Avatar
    It really is an ugly plastic cover, but it fits the phone perfectly. I'm sure it'll change by the time it comes out, like with the TOUR.

    The "cheap" buttons on the side are amazing. I like them better than the metal ones. They respond every time with a nice light, but sure press.
    07-20-09 11:02 PM
  4. bozo089's Avatar
    i dont care if its ugly...but the one on the 8900 is cheap and flimsy. it can be pressed in very easily, etc. i was wondering if the one on the onyx is the same.
    07-20-09 11:26 PM
  5. salomondrin's Avatar
    i dont care if its ugly...but the one on the 8900 is cheap and flimsy. it can be pressed in very easily, etc. i was wondering if the one on the onyx is the same.
    I don't have an 8900 in front of me right now. I'll check for you tomorrow.
    07-20-09 11:27 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    The back cover on my Curve had a very tight fit, but the one on my Bold always feels as if it's about to fall off. It bugs the daylights out of me. I finally bought a skin for it, but now I can't put it in the case so the face is unprotected...
    Frustrating.
    07-21-09 12:16 PM
  7. purplewithenvy's Avatar
    As long as it doesn't fall off or is loose and flimsy, I'm happy!
    07-21-09 01:01 PM
  8. bozo089's Avatar
    The back cover on my Curve had a very tight fit, but the one on my Bold always feels as if it's about to fall off. It bugs the daylights out of me. I finally bought a skin for it, but now I can't put it in the case so the face is unprotected...
    Frustrating.
    it gives very easily though. you can press the back in. anyways, no one has really answered my question.
    07-21-09 03:59 PM
  9. NorCalStorm's Avatar
    Even if it adds weight I love the Storm's back cover. It is really sweet looking IMO
    07-21-09 04:02 PM
  10. bozo089's Avatar
    does the storm back cover differ from the 8900? better material?
    07-21-09 07:27 PM
  11. Tdubby's Avatar
    does the storm back cover differ from the 8900? better material?
    Yeah it's metal
    07-23-09 03:40 PM
  12. ncbuckeye's Avatar
    I don't have a storm but I doubt it is metal. Real metal would interfere with the signal, probably metal looking plastic like the bezel on the bold.

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    07-23-09 11:58 PM
  13. WTForce's Avatar
    No the Storm's battery cover is real metal and not plastic at all anywhere on it

    I know because my friend has a Storm
    07-24-09 03:43 PM
  14. NiteWalker's Avatar
    Metal backs can affect the signal. Plastic doors can be done right so they're sturdy and fit well (nokia E63). It's not a big issue for me though, since I use a skin on my 8900 and pretty much all my phones except for flips.

    I much prefer the button style on the 8900/tour. They seem much more refined and sturdy. The buttons on the 8520 remind me of...pimples.
    That's one of the reasons I wish rim would add a trackpad to a tour.
    07-25-09 04:02 AM
  15. rryoung's Avatar
    The storms cover is def real metal. I'm typing on it right now. I do love the metal cover because it looks very nice nd best of all it fits perfectly. I don't k iw what's wrong with rim but my old curve and storms cover fit perfectly but my new tour moves ever so slightly. It dosent effect the phone at all but its just annoying to feel it move when u r typing. Oh and also the metal back of the storm does not affect the signal at all, I get better signal on my storm than the tour thought I'm site this will change with an OS upgrade.
    I don't have a storm but I doubt it is metal. Real metal would interfere with the signal, probably metal looking plastic like the bezel on the bold.

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    07-25-09 10:17 AM
  16. crackzilla's Avatar
    Its hard for many ppl to answer the Onyx question because its still in the R&D stage. It could change at any time.

    And yes as other ppl have stated the storm batt cover is metal. yeh lunchbox metal.
    07-25-09 03:30 PM
  17. Goose899's Avatar
    if its like the storms ill be happy nothing better then shinny metal
    07-25-09 08:59 PM
  18. djnick's Avatar
    I hope its not plastic but I hope its not that weird material like the bold either
    07-25-09 10:32 PM
  19. Goose899's Avatar
    i dont mind the leather bold back but either way i dont want cheap plastic your buying a nice blackberry least they can do is make it look and feel good
    07-26-09 12:58 AM
  20. tory_237's Avatar
    i like the look of the 8900's back door, i have the at&t blackberry 8900 w/ black back door and its nice. except it shifts around -_- and the bold back door looks hideous and i seen a pic and the onyx with the leather back door. looks even MORE hideous than the bold.
    08-02-09 08:41 PM
  21. jfletchernc's Avatar
    As long as the Onyx's battery cover doesn't have any fitment issues like some of the Bolds do, including mine, I'll be happy.
    I dunno exactly what you mean by fitment.. but if you're referring to the squeaking around the bottom right corner, I can relate. I guess after bumping my bold around for a month or two it started squeakin when I was typing. I just cut a business card so that it wouldn't block my camera and put it on top of the battery and VOILA, no more squeak!
    08-02-09 08:44 PM
  22. NinjaBunny89's Avatar
    ooh that'd be pretty fancy if the back was leather.
    08-02-09 08:49 PM
  23. Aetius's Avatar
    It's got a leather insert on the new rev, I think there was a CB article about this
    08-02-09 09:01 PM
  24. y0us3f's Avatar
    The curve's back cover is fine ! i like it its simple
    08-02-09 09:41 PM
  25. jthoang's Avatar
    i heard it was leather
    08-07-09 03:01 AM
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