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    what is the hole between the lock and mute key for?? looks like a mic or a speaker. i been trying to figure what this mysterious hole is for.. is it even a mic or a speaker? can anybody tell me what it is? thanks.
    02-26-09 06:22 PM
  2. Grovesfan's Avatar
    It's the gap that the clip on the holster fits into so the phone doesn't fall out.
    02-26-09 06:23 PM
  3. Boswell's Avatar
    I figure its for the top of a holster to click into

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    02-26-09 06:24 PM
  4. skinsfanwsp's Avatar
    mystery solved!
    02-26-09 06:28 PM
  5. jordanbyrnesbbstorm's Avatar
    u have a female storm. mine has a little piece of plastic that sticks up (male) when two blackberrys are in love they connect and make little blackberry storms.
    02-26-09 06:42 PM
  6. username0022's Avatar
    I call that hole the "no no spot". Much the same as the female "no no spot"... Steer clear of it, or you're sleeping on the couch.
    02-26-09 06:43 PM
  7. d1n_only's Avatar
    I've read up on this before and it does seem that a holster can fit into it. But if you look carefully you can see mesh work. So is it a speaker?

    Well apparently it is some sort of speaker/receiver thing just like the mic at the bottom. Difference is that it listens to the background noise will on the phone and filters it out from what is coming from the mic at the bottom.

    Hence a lot of people are still able to hear you even though you think you are in a loud place. Try it out for yourself! Play some music really loud (not stupidly loud) or something and see if the other person on the phone can hear you.

    Can't remember what site I read this on by the way.
    02-26-09 06:45 PM
  8. jeepguy_1980's Avatar
    I figure its for the top of a holster to click into

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    Then why does my case have a cutout around that hole? It looks like another speaker of some sort.

    02-26-09 06:45 PM
  9. alan8385's Avatar
    My VZW "licensed" plastic holster for the Storm fit over the top of the whole phone. that has to be some sort of speaker


    Last edited by alan8385; 02-26-09 at 07:14 PM.
    02-26-09 06:47 PM
  10. derekflint's Avatar
    My Storm has a device to filter out someone waffling away nearby? Who makes it so I can get earphones that do the same for my delicate shell likes!

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    02-26-09 06:57 PM
  11. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it, but that hole leads to a little metal box of some sort. It doesn't look like a speaker to me, but I have no idea what it is. The box is probably 1/2" x 3/8" by 3/16" and it fits into an opening in the trim bezel piece. Maybe it's the microphone for when using speakerphone or recording video/voice notes? I wouldn't think the microphone would be that big, but it could be contained within other related circuits as part of that little box.
    02-26-09 07:02 PM
  12. bb.storm.808's Avatar
    u have a female storm. mine has a little piece of plastic that sticks up (male) when two blackberrys are in love they connect and make little blackberry storms.
    LOL!!!!!!
    02-26-09 07:15 PM
  13. blingdogg's Avatar
    its not for the holster my VZDUB(W) holster fits over the top of the phone
    02-26-09 07:20 PM
  14. Bigdanny7's Avatar
    Its for them long nights at work when you forgot your ear phones and started to watch porn but decided to listen to it through your ear piece and you accidentally slipp it down a bit and the storm goes uh oh and starts playing theporn sounds throug that

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    02-26-09 07:29 PM
  15. 312's Avatar
    Its for them long nights at work when you forgot your ear phones and started to watch porn but decided to listen to it through your ear piece and you accidentally slipp it down a bit and the storm goes uh oh and starts playing theporn sounds throug that

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    WTF??
    02-26-09 07:40 PM
  16. Funnystuff's Avatar
    I have an otterbox case (about to be returned, but that's a different thread) -- the oppening otterbox made for the caller's mic is the same as the hole they made for this mystery hole. Seems right that it is a background mic.
    02-26-09 07:43 PM
  17. Bryant.Villada's Avatar
    This hole picks up ambient sounds to reduce background noise, works as a noise reduction/cancellation for the phone when on calls.
    what is the hole between the lock and mute key for?? looks like a mic or a speaker. i been trying to figure what this mysterious hole is for.. is it even a mic or a speaker? can anybody tell me what it is? thanks.
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    02-26-09 07:50 PM
  18. xxraffyxx's Avatar
    what bryant said!
    it is a second mic. it "hears" backgound noise and the main mic at the bottom of the phone picks up your voice and the background noise. Then the phone filters out what is your voice and what is background noise.

    Test it out... turn on background music and call someone. ask them and they will say the music is barely noticeable.

    however in quiet situations its VERY BUGGY.
    02-26-09 08:12 PM
  19. buxleyp's Avatar
    This hole picks up ambient sounds to reduce background noise, works as a noise reduction/cancellation for the phone when on calls.
    +1. You can try out the difference by covering the hole with your finger while you're talking to someone in a noisy environment. The person on the other line should hear a noticeable difference.

    I experience the same as xxraffy... in quiet conditions the cancellation negatively affects voice quality.
    02-26-09 08:26 PM
  20. WhiteGold's Avatar
    Haha I never knew that

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    02-26-09 08:41 PM
  21. xxraffyxx's Avatar
    +1. You can try out the difference by covering the hole with your finger while you're talking to someone in a noisy environment. The person on the other line should hear a noticeable difference.
    DUH!!! I can't believe I never thought of that. Giving it a try tomorrow.
    02-27-09 06:50 AM
  22. DankJemo's Avatar
    I always thought it was a small portal into another dimension...
    02-27-09 08:56 AM
  23. maaron's Avatar
    Its the speaker where RIM sends out subliminal messages to your brain making it impossible for you to put your storm down for more than ten minutes....sneaky bastards
    02-27-09 11:49 AM
  24. gozirra's Avatar
    I always thought it was a small portal into another dimension...
    The cake is a lie.

    Yep the noise-cancelling aux mic works.
    02-27-09 12:35 PM
  25. Pharaoh45's Avatar
    Al Gore helped me convert noise cancelling mikes into dimensional portals 10 years ago.
    02-27-09 12:50 PM
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