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  1. jlescisin's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I am a new Classic user who is looking to possibly buy either a nice case or the BlackBerry leather pocket/leather holster.

    What are the options and what kind of support can we expect to see from case makers for the new BlackBerry form factors?

    I work in an office all day, rarely go out during working hours and would like a nice leather case or at least something classy / professional looking with decent protection.

    Any ideas? Suggestions?

    Any ideas?

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    04-01-15 08:58 AM
  2. higgy07's Avatar
    I have this one ( Incipio DualPro SHINE Case ) on my classic, I liked it so much I purchased a 2nd one. It is a little pricey, but has what I was looking for in a case. Loving my Classic!!
    04-01-15 09:11 AM
  3. jlescisin's Avatar
    Is the case sticky like the silicone/rubber cases? I looked it up on amazon and it looks nice...might be a bit bulky for me

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    04-01-15 09:35 AM
  4. MGO's Avatar
    Stilgut wallet style. Have 4 others but this is the best.
    04-01-15 11:45 AM
  5. R1cowl's Avatar
    I just ordered this one for my wife .. LK BlackBerry Classic Case - S Shape Slim TPU Gel Rubber Soft Skin Case Cover for BlackBerry Classic . Should come next week.

    Edit... Sorry you wanted Professional looking.
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    04-01-15 11:51 AM
  6. NikoB82's Avatar
    I am very pleased with my Tudia Ultra slim

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    04-01-15 12:18 PM
  7. NikoB82's Avatar
    Tudia Ultra Slim
    Best classic case?-imagejpeg_0.jpg

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    04-01-15 12:38 PM
  8. NG888's Avatar
    Leather case is the best. The plastic covers make it look cheap.

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    04-01-15 01:08 PM
  9. NikoB82's Avatar
    I think the leather cases are rather tacky...the phone is for function and the TPU cases protect with minimal flaps and bulk.

    Just how I, a younger BlackBerry fan, sees it.

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    04-01-15 01:40 PM
  10. jlescisin's Avatar
    I can appreciate your opinions.
    Let me just put it this way, I sit across the table from my multi million dollar clients daily. I feel that something classy and conservative is what I'm shooting for. Dropping a plastic clad phone on my desk in front of clients with more money in their pocket than my car is worth, just isn't going to cut it. Some of my clients won't care, but most will, and I won't chance losing a deal because they don't think that you are in the league with them.

    In all other circumstances I can care less what people think, but when it makes your living, every detail counts.

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    04-01-15 04:54 PM
  11. NikoB82's Avatar
    If that were the case maybe you should try a Vertu instead? I work with plenty of C Suite execs and have not noticed any leather cases floating around...to be honest most of the execs I work with use an iPhone with either no case at all or a Speck/bumper. There's one gentleman who faithfully uses his holster...and thank goodness for him, cell phone accessories aren't determining his bottom line lol

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    04-01-15 05:50 PM
  12. donemt's Avatar
    I use Piel Frama leather cases on my BlackBerry phones and for my Classic I use a Tetded leather case (as Piel Frama hasn't released a case yet) since I believe a leather case looks more professional in the office. And like you I like putting my BlackBerry down with a classy looking leather case on it with our high profile customers and clients.

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    Last edited by donemt; 04-01-15 at 07:08 PM.
    04-01-15 05:51 PM
  13. nycspaces.'s Avatar
    Oem leather belt-clip case...a bit dorky but always by your side, leave the phone naked.

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    04-01-15 06:03 PM
  14. jlescisin's Avatar
    Lol very well agreed. I do see where you're coming from and understand your reasoning. I too, find a lot of CEO and CFOs using iphone without cases, but I've also come across a lot of people who do use very high end slip pocket style covers for their phones. Let's be honest, my concern is primarily protection as it lives in my briefcase when commuting and secondly the aesthetics.
    Now to be perfectly honest, the previous post sounded better in my head and probably should have stayed there.

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    04-01-15 06:05 PM
  15. NikoB82's Avatar
    I'm so perplexed who these people are that are driving the leather cell phone case obsession! I have worked in two fortune 500 hqs in my career..this is not a trend I'm familiar with. Further, who is focusing this much on cell phone cases as a business deciding component? I mean, this is quite silly as far as I'm concerned and probably wouldn't have thought twice about what kind of case someone is using. Now I can agree that anything with a graphic or kick stand probably doesn't send the most professional vibe. But a plain conservative case, leather OR plastic, really seems like a matter of personal preference.

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    04-01-15 06:16 PM
  16. NikoB82's Avatar
    P.S. I'm open to conversion, if anyone wants to post a pic of the leather case they use, I'd be curious to see it. I'm more interested in your candid pic and not the amazon or manufacturer pics that make a cheap case look shiny.

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    04-01-15 06:22 PM
  17. slagman5's Avatar
    We got it Niko, thanks...

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    04-01-15 06:58 PM
  18. slagman5's Avatar
    I just keep my phone naked, it's too peeerdy to put into a case, lol. Actually I like to use a holster because I've noticed I miss notifications a lot if it's just in my pocket while I always feel it when it's in the holster. Also, it's much faster to access one-handed, never have to worry which way the phone is facing, etc. Leather cases look nice too, my mom has one that looks real nice, but cases are not for me. I don't like having flaps and stuff all around my phone. Too cumbersome.

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    04-01-15 07:02 PM
  19. NikoB82's Avatar
    Got what?

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    04-01-15 07:04 PM
  20. jlescisin's Avatar
    Where would you find either the Piel or Tetded case?

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    04-01-15 07:17 PM
  21. donemt's Avatar
    The fact that I prefer leather cases for my phones is my personal choice just as some prefer plastic, metal or no cases. I happen to think that they look and feel better in leather that's all. And yes my clients also sport there phones in a variety of cases but I always seem to get more compliments on my leather Piel Frama than my Otterbox but to each his/her own.

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    04-01-15 07:19 PM
  22. donemt's Avatar
    Where would you find either the Piel or Tetded case?

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    Try www.pielframa.com and www.tetded.com

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    04-01-15 07:22 PM
  23. NikoB82's Avatar
    Some of the TedTed cases look pretty sharp.

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    04-01-15 07:33 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    No case for me. Naked while being used then slipped into a leather sleeve while in my pocket. Cases, in my opinion, are too bulky and take away from the feel of using the device. JMO.

    Be classically hip with the BlackBerry Classic
    04-01-15 07:59 PM
  25. jlescisin's Avatar
    Well, I took the plunge. I ordered the blackberry leather pocket and the holster both.

    I looked at Piel Frama but they didn't have anything for the classic.

    Also looked at tetded, but nothing really caught my eye....so we'll see how these work out.

    I'll probably do a quick review on them when I get it.

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    04-02-15 03:31 PM
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