1. sydnybru's Avatar
    I wonder why they never made the trim on the curves etc stainles steel. As i thought the pearl used to look real good with the stainless steel sides.
    The E71 looks nice with it and many other phones, are there any blackberrys other than the pearl with stainless steel?

    I think they should bring it back on all the phones.
    06-11-09 07:08 AM
  2. danhclare's Avatar
    speaking of the e71, i think they should make a blackberry that thin
    06-11-09 08:43 AM
  3. life.in.the.fast.lane's Avatar
    i hate all nokia smartphones.
    06-11-09 08:51 AM
  4. Radius's Avatar
    Was it really stainless or just aluminum?
    06-11-09 10:13 AM
  5. godofdeath's Avatar
    i would like a metal battery door like the storm
    06-11-09 10:18 AM
  6. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Was it really stainless or just aluminum?
    Neither. The side rails on a Pearl are shiny Chrome plated plastic.

    Building a Steel BlackBerry would be possible, but the real concern is the ruggedness of the the logic boards inside. One drop of salt water in the wrong place makes Steel pointless.

    I am sure the Execs at RIM have considered doing a ruggedized version, there would be a good demand for them from critical response personnel like Fire, Rescue and Police.
    06-11-09 10:23 AM
  7. Radius's Avatar
    Neither. The side rails on a Pearl are shiny Chrome plated plastic.

    Building a Steel BlackBerry would be possible, but the real concern is the ruggedness of the the logic boards inside. One drop of salt water in the wrong place makes Steel pointless.

    I am sure the Execs at RIM have considered doing a ruggedized version, there would be a good demand for them from critical response personnel like Fire, Rescue and Police.
    You mean encased in steel? Maybe with an external antenna but that's about it. Any internal antenna would be cut off from the world inside the metal case.
    06-11-09 10:40 AM
  8. ChrisLuce's Avatar
    It would look quote interesting in steel....
    06-11-09 10:43 AM
  9. life.in.the.fast.lane's Avatar
    ok my personal complaint with some of the newer blackberrys--like the curves is that the keyboard feels a bit sloppily put together. I've played with lots of coworkers bb's, and all the keyboards feel a little loose, most of them you can push a little back and forth..Why are the new bb's keyboards not like the 8700's and 7xxx series(s)?
    06-13-09 09:43 AM
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