04-09-13 09:23 PM
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  1. AdamuG's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Just a question I have. I love the glass weave battery door of my Bold 9900 however I am concerned with the susceptibility of it to getting scuffed. Take a look at my battery door; not sure if the scuffs were caused by having it in my jeans or by a hard surface but since the whole door on the Q10 is glass weave, it may get wrecked relatively easily. As much as I am still excited for having a full glass weave battery door, I do miss the leather battery doors of the older Bold models. Let me know what you guys think.
    Attached Thumbnails Issue with a glass weave battery door?-img-20130322-00573.jpg   Issue with a glass weave battery door?-img-20130322-00576.jpg   Issue with a glass weave battery door?-img-20130322-00577.jpg  
    04-04-13 02:56 AM
  2. nabatron's Avatar
    That happened to mine too! Thing with carbon fibre is it's a strong material but scratches very easily
    04-04-13 03:34 AM
  3. Skeevecr's Avatar
    The likely thing is that they will have learned from their experiences with the materials used in the 9900, not to mention that the leather-look of the older models clearly had its own issues too, just like glass, metal, plastic etc. all do as well.
    04-04-13 06:43 AM
  4. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    supposing its real carbon fiber blackberry put a coat of clear plastic over it and that's what scuffing / scratching on the 9900 back plate
    OTCHRussell and SK122387 like this.
    04-04-13 07:06 AM
  5. igotberryfever's Avatar
    It is not the same. Even has a different feel and look
    I don't believe it will scratch like 9900/9930 plus we need to see finalized products because we seen leaks with the same back as the z10. Just my 2cents.
    Issue with a glass weave battery door?-manhattan-20130130-00059.jpg

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    04-04-13 07:09 AM
  6. FantomLightning's Avatar
    Why does it matter? It's a phone, without a case on it will take wear and tear. You want it to look like the day you took it out of the box? Then put it in a case.
    04-04-13 07:11 AM
  7. igotberryfever's Avatar
    I don't think a case is the answer either. Fact are facts and most cases scratch the phone over time. They rub and wear on the phone. There are places that spray a hard clear coat on the phone. I personally don't keep them long enough

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    04-04-13 08:32 AM
  8. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I don't think you can compare the materials of the 9900 battery door and the one of the Q10. Thorsten, as well as other BBRY reps, mentioned multiple times the woven-glass material is completely new and has never been used for another phone. So on the Q10 this is actually a first timer premier.
    04-04-13 09:14 AM
  9. J1Jacob's Avatar
    Does anyone find it difficult to take a case off because the batter door comes off with it? Any suggestions? I don't want this to damage my phone. Thanks!
    04-04-13 12:06 PM
  10. Detective M Downs's Avatar
    In addition, Blackberry has stated the metal line across the back is 'raised' to prevent scatches and/or scuff marks.
    04-04-13 12:13 PM
  11. Bobert_123's Avatar
    The back of the 9900 is not real carbon fiber. Carbon fiber messes with the nfc antenna, so it's just made to look that way.

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    04-04-13 01:52 PM
  12. val_lixembeau's Avatar
    On the 9900, the battery door is covered with a glossy material so it shows scratches very easily. The Q10's battery door is covered with a matte, soft touch material so I think it will probably hold up a bit better.
    04-04-13 04:00 PM
  13. LWKING's Avatar
    It's a fiberglass cover dyed black to resemble carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is too expensive to put on a phone. On this model it looks like they put a clear coat on it. That's what's scratching here.
    04-04-13 05:49 PM
  14. LWKING's Avatar
    The back of the 9900 is not real carbon fiber. Carbon fiber messes with the nfc antenna, so it's just made to look that way.

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    Exactly! Carbon Fiber is a conductor and would ruin the signal. Fiberglass is an insulator so that's why it's used here.
    04-04-13 05:50 PM
  15. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    the battery door on my 9900 has been scuffed a bit too.....but only in a few places and its not that noticeable. even so, hopefully the q10 will not scuff as easily.
    04-04-13 08:32 PM
  16. AzN_KnIGHT's Avatar
    Was having the same thoughts myself. Thanks for posting!
    04-04-13 08:52 PM
  17. AdamuG's Avatar
    The Q10 is covered by a matte soft touch material? Are you sure?
    04-04-13 10:51 PM
  18. bendiep1991's Avatar
    Why does it matter? It's a phone, without a case on it will take wear and tear. You want it to look like the day you took it out of the box? Then put it in a case.
    Not true, with the leather backdoors I kept my phone looking fresh out the box without a case.

    Plus I rarely ever see a case compliment a phone. If you don't plan on selling your phone after you're done with it then I say rock it caseless while it's hot.
    04-04-13 11:32 PM
  19. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    So which will be in the production models?

    Issue with a glass weave battery door?-blackberry-q10-rubberized-comparison-2.png
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    04-05-13 12:27 AM
  20. sukicev's Avatar
    seemed they have put a durable matte soft touch coating on top
    04-05-13 01:44 AM
  21. doza2012's Avatar
    I think a clear film from Tech Armor would be ideal. Then peel ff and get a new one everytime it gets scratched up.
    .
    04-05-13 02:38 AM
  22. Skeevecr's Avatar
    So which will be in the production models?
    It was confirmed by the launch that it is the weave-look back.
    04-05-13 06:34 AM
  23. RussBerry007's Avatar
    you should be concerned more about the phone functioning correctly. Are you still a teenager? Because that

    petty stuff matters to them.
    04-06-13 01:44 PM
  24. AdamuG's Avatar
    you should be concerned more about the phone functioning correctly. Are you still a teenager? Because that

    petty stuff matters to them.
    I'm 22, don't condescend me. Personally, I take care of my blackberry and I don't care for all the fancy bells and whistles on modern day smartphones, I use google maps, the scheduler and just a few important apps such as bbm and poynt. I do care for having a blackberry that doesn't get easily wrecked. If sliding it across a table will leave an ugly scuff mark across the back of it that won't go away, then I need to know that so I can opt for a model with a different battery door if the option is available.
    vpblaze likes this.
    04-06-13 11:15 PM
  25. howarmat's Avatar
    keep it on topic folks
    04-09-13 09:10 PM
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