BlackBerry Z10 case concept lets you see your notifications and LED

By Adam Zeis on 13 Aug 2013 01:27 pm
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We see plenty of cool BlackBerry cases come to fruition, but on the same note there are equally as many that never see the light of day. One such concept that I would love to see hit the street is an awesome "peek holster" design for the BlackBerry Z10

Steve Purvey, a design intern for BlackBerry UK, has come up with this awesome holster design that not only lets you see the LED with the case on, but also has a side cutout so you can view your notifications without removing the case. You can keep the case on your Z10 and just tap the lock button to view notifications - it's as simple as that. 

According to the concept design the holster would be available in a variety of colors and even had a 3D-printed BlackBerry logo adorning the front. Check out the slides in the gallery above for more. 

So what say you - would you want to see this case on your Z10? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks Corbu!

282 comments

iztzamil

Awesome!

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birdman_38

Coming soon... hopefully.

Rayed Siddiqui

Omfg I'd pay the ridiculous price they ask for it in a heartbeat

Posted via CB10 on my Z10!

DayGloZ10

I'd love to see that case! I'm always looking for something different, and that's wicked convenient!

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the brother

Sign me up!!!!

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Poirots Progeny

Nice looking concept!

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Q10

coldfir3

This actually so DOPE

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sk8er_tor

Agreed! BlackBerry has so much talent that is being oppressed. They need TAT, QNX, and these other young designers to have more say.

JDM08

That is true!! However, I think their scared of losing corp. clients.

chindoberry

+1
And if BBRY do it because of the fear of losing corp clients, they don't learn from the market. Look at how "adventurous" Apple and Samsung are, yet still corp clients flaunt those devices all the same.

araskin

Wow. But won't that mean that that part of the careen could be damaged?

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R Field

I have clearplex on my screen so no :)

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khehl

What if that spot is just clear plastic so you can just see through it?

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AbyssalOne

THIS!

yeah thats a nice solution, but for me i dont like holsters, maybe the designer can make it like a wallet, like the default "case wallet" of the S4

:3 ill buy that

LtHavoc21

Interesting but in my profession, clear plastic gets dirty and yellow quickly.

What I'm really curious about is seeing how this case would theoretically work. Would only part of the screen light up, would it darken the screen like bedside mode (wouldn't that require an OS modification)? How would it be activated?

Not knockin' the idea, just sparking some conversation.

Signed via my weapon of choice, Z10.

LostOnThePianoRoll

I don't believe it's technically possible to light up half of an LCD screen... maybe an OLED

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Simon Sage

Actually, I think that little lip would make it really easy to pull it out. 

LordCrankypants

That's what she said?

I actually really like this concept. Hope they make one for the Q10 as well!

JB

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LoganSix

Does it have a micro-fiber cloth inside, so that every time you put the Z10 away and then pull it back out, it cleans the screen?

Harrison Cole

That would be cool

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Baconwich

That was my absolute favourite feature on my Nexus One: the pouch with microfibre cloth inside that cleaned the screen. Missed that on my NS and GNex, and I wish my Z10's leather pouch had one.

elmatatan184

Nice, already looking forward to it.

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garnok

don't you think it the same concept as samsung galaxy series cover...
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/cat/Galaxy-S4-Covers.htm

but instead on the top, Z10 cover on the left side?

darylsuds

Very interesting concept. Please do a short video showing it in use

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bitratebb

Wow... definitely want one!!!
Should be possible for a q10 too :)

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Carruthers

Nice idea,looks great too. Stylish and functional.

Posted from my incredible Z10

Punjabi84

First.

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Adam Zeis

Missed it by *that* much.

ARWestenberger

Also first

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misterBB84

I would love one

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theRock1975

OHhhhhhhhhh damn!!!!!

No way!

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evodevo69

Pretty cool, I dig it!

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itezhia

I like this concept. I would get one.

gkl

Want!

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Nate650

Cool but this leaves a portion of the phone exposed. I would also be concerned with heat.

citystars41

maybe it should be a kickstarter project?

Bla1ze

Looks cool but I'd never use it. The task of seeing a notification and then having to pull my device out would just irritate the hell out of me. Plus, when 10.2 comes out and has lock screen previews, it's pretty much rendered useless. But I digress, since it's not real anyway.

00stryder

+1 Exactly what I was thinking. Lock-screen previews are so awesome on 10.2.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

Hardays

Hmmm....
on second thought, you are right bla1ze....

imcurved

Thanks Bla1ze for the perspective. I wanted it but now I don't want it anymore.
Joking aside, the main function for cases or pouches is to protect the phone at impact. This could be useful and it is stylish at the same time.
BB10.2 FTW.

trinichindian

That comment makes me realise something. I have a flip shell case, and when I open the case it brings the phone out of 'locked' state, and immediately shows my active frames. This would mean when 10.2 come out i would not have use of the lock screen notifications.

Looks like have to be looking for a new case then....hmmmm

Adam Zeis

I have a case that does this for my Q10 on both 10.1 and 10.2.

 

It's called "my hand"

PapiPabs

You going to make that available at ShopCrackBerry? I'm not interested, but some here might be...

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Adam Zeis

I thought about it but decided my hands were of more use to me intact. 

PapiPabs

Good call. Typing blog posts with stumps might have been an uphill battle. Just think of the typos.

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techanic

Plus I would prefer a cutout for the time/date/

Posted via CB10 on my kickass media-consuming Z10

rajdeep.malhi

Love the concept! Someone turn this into a reality!

Brandon Glasser

Looks so sexy...sign me up!

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urbanfarmer

Very cool concept! Love it!

One improvement I can think of: a clear, protective cover over the exposed screen area on the left. Otherwise, totally workable.

BBrickk

CB better stock up on those!!
About time I get a holster case that doesn't require me to use a belt hole puncher to make the led visible!

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root

Like it! Can we have one for the Q too please?

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MozThaGreat

Why does this not exist???? Why???

pgg101

Love it

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felixlives

Apple sauce

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Javid Gozalov

Bloody genius! Want one NOW

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tfp

I would get this case in a heartbeat! Hopefully this actually gets released :)

Steve Spadafora

Extremely useful and cool!!!

bradu1

Make that as some form of a flip case and I would be all over it!

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russworman

I'd buy that!

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Huey Newton

How much

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imcurved

if it isn't specified, we can't afford it...

dacunto

I'd buy it

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singh60

Pretty awesome!!

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RiceBerry89

Sick.
Using my BlackPantherZ10

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Hardays

this is so Awesome! Something so "OUT OF THE BOX". Beautiful design.
i would love this kind of design for Blackberry new products....

Thachoc1

That's really freakin nice, unfortunately it requires a nekkid Z.

BBJonbo

Too bad it won't see the light of day. Love it and would also love the BlackBerry docking station for my Z10. I suspect BlackBerry won't put any more money in accessories for the Z10 which is sad.

Hopefully the Z30 is still manufacture red in light of yesterday's announcement. I will wait 6 months before I upgrade to see if it survives and to see how accessories go for the new phone. Looking for a docking station with hdmi out.

The Z10 was my last BBRY device that u early adopt. Having purchased both my PB64 and Z10 on launch week and with both having been abandoned all too soon, I will have to wait and see how BBRY does with any new devices.

I sure hope they survive as I can't imagine using any smartphone other than a BBRY.

Living my Z10 and looking forward to my next BBRY.

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Houshinto

It looks great except it's missing details on how it'll "clip on" like a traditional holster on the belt.
Without it, it's just another case. A good one though. :)

rav813

now this is awesome. this solves the problem I had with having holsters or cases on my Z10... couldn't easily see the LED or notifications.

swcomputerdesign

I would buy one.

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CDM76

Love it !!!
If it comes out I'm buying two. A black one for my Z and a white one for my girlfriends Z.

HossAlmighty

I actually like the looks of this one! I'm running 10.2 on my Z10 and this would hide the notification previews, but for a quick glance at how many of what notifications you have, this is pretty clever! I would be a little concerned about the portion of the screen being exposed to damage but I would try it out if the price was right!

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nevertoofar

Great case 4 the Z10.

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slick_cl

Just take my money already!! This is awesome! This case is the answer to all the frustrations I have with the leather pouch case.

eduardoen

Yes! This is super cool!

dodgeboy392

That is a very sexy case. I would buy one. Maybe two. :-)

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digitalman101

Yes, Yes, yes!

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Francois Marcoux

I would absolutely love it!!

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Supply.Chain

That's amazing... Bring it to market and I will pick up at least 2...

Posted via CB10

cronico

I want it ASAP! :)

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dypkny

I'd buy it

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ErinnM

Beautiful

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Tariq Nasir

Beautiful like you Erin :)

Posted on my Q10

dalight13

Totally, but she's a Yankees fan :P

Ishtiyaaq

I like mine naked.

Started from the bottom with my Z10 ...

Parthiv Shah

Case is more innovative than the phone itself. With hardly any Z10s selling poor chap will find it hard to sell loads of these amazing cases.

R Field

That looks awesome. I'd buy it.

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Tung Vu1

No case. That's the way I roll. #BBRY4ver

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mbilloo

I would say even the word awesome is an understatement for this. I want it (Y)

dalight13

With an easy access to the micro USB port I WANT ONE!!!!

PrettiiBadOne419

this is an awesome concept... i would def get a case like this.

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ranolo

I died for one of this

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ARWestenberger

Seems the VB forums are haunted now. Time to get TAPS down here.

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angel997

That is cool

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psparks

Absolutely!

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Trick_Deck

Yes. I want it. And I want it now. Shows my LED and the notification icons. And allows for it to be charged. As a long as it doesn't fly out of the case and it offers decent corner proton drops I'd be sold.

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ofutur

I prefer sleeves to ugly cases, so this could be a winner, except that it doesn't protect the left corners at all which are the parts of the phone which get the most pain.

yayk95

I like

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AnandTaipan

Sure. This looks nice and with a black Z10 the white case will be excellent contrast! The window to see notifications makes it very nice only that the upgrade to 10.2 hasn't happened as yet!

Posted using my Q10

farteater

Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!

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blackberryCHEF

Can't wait to buy it here... any one who knows if when or is it available here in qatar? great innovation ;)

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coolfouad

I think that you can find it whenever it's released in Axiom Telecom Doha City Center

sobored

Love that.

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TeaBoy

This case makes use of all the blackberry z10 features, definitly would like to see this concept become reality.

BSFA2008

That is SLICK! Makes me tempted to come back to BBerry. Apps apps apps. You get the apps, I (and many others) might come back. Oh, apps AND wireless tether.

Still, very cool case.

PinkGymstone

I hope they design a pink one!

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d.roc

Love the sleeve. Miss the sleeve. This is like a sleeve on steroids. Would buy it in a heartbeat.

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sir.dangerfield

I'll take a Q10 version.

Q10

Matt_Ellwood

That's great design. Simple, yet effective.

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lang007

Not that is a case that I would buy

HolyCrapThisSux

Wow awesome hell yes I would like to see it

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SamirSaxena

As a concept, I like it.. for functionality, I am not sure of it's functionally on a day to day basis..

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Karabo26

I'd love to get my hands on that one!!! Awesome!

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shundee

Awesome, sign me up please

RevyRah

Get in my life, Z10 case!

bakacary

With 10.2 imminent, I would vouch for a clear plastic case on the front as I am loving those notifications right now.

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Fattie888

I'd totally buy it in more than one colour!! Perhaps if they could do something about call as well in this z10 case.. like answering them w/o needing to pull out your phone from the case!! (challenging the S-view cover for SG S4)
Would be a hot seller!!

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matthewmrl

Wow!! That looks cool...

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crackbb10

Always rock my Z naked... all my previous BB's for that matter... why take away from the beauty of the beast... however, this is the first case I would consider... It looks awesome and has a function beyond protection...

From the Z...

PanaSama

Yeah the good thing about pouches and holsters is that the phone stays naked while in use and protected when not in use, i never use cases for the same reasons as you.

Corbu

This concept speaks to the stimulating power of innovation and creativity. Two keywords that used to be associated to BlackBerry. BlackBerry should remain leading edge: from its OS to its phone designs and its accessories.

ram4life

JUST TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!

keypad

This is ShAmazinig.

Absolutely love it.

Well-done UK Design intern Steve Purvey, WOW

chan_the_killer

Awesome!! But i would like to flip like the one i have... :/

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kraidx

Like the design.

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raxamillion

GS4 has a similar case, although it's a flip shell with a windows for notifications. Lovely design and I'd have one in a second, shame it will never see the light of day. Although I sincerely hope I'm wrong.

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rjerrell87

Hell yeah I want this

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davinci4real

I want this! And I want this nw! This would complete the feeling of the Z10 making you feel like Batman!

elmariocarlos

Has my go, so start producing haha

EsJayDee

I think it's cool.

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EsJayDee

Needs more colors though.

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DuexNoir

Nice! I'd surely buy it both for the convenience and novel design.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

Charles A Martin

If it comes I have to have it

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Driftdreams

I would love it if they had a leather one. I like the look of it. My main problem with Z10 cases is they tend to not look elegant (cheap). This gives style and practicality. Make a leather bound version and i'm sold.

goggles51

That looks awesome!

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metaxa

If it provides protection to the left side then this case is on my to-get list for sure.

Ketan Vadhavana

Awesome!!
And they want to sell the company!!

PanaSama

Wow i'd definitely buy one

Arterus

Looks really good, I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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willi_beamen

take my money and shut up

Mike_Luchia

Absolutely. This case could actually put an end to my "obsession" with trying to find the perfect Z10 case. Please please please make this case, hell I'll even beta test it for ya!

slagman5

Wait, so the Z10 doesn't have the magnet sensor to go into holster mode?

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davinci4real

Mine has. With the pouch that you insert from the top.

wtz11

I like the idea, just not a huge fan my Z10 'inside' a case. I love a case a long the lines of this, with the LED and the notifications being visable, but not so much a pouch / pocket.

Harrison Cole

It would be nice if it could flip open

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LeroyP09

Need this one today!!!

Zed 10 - 10.2.0.1047. In your face VZW

Harrison Cole

The led hole needs to be a little nicer looking and the roundness of the case is kind of ugly. I guess it a just a concept though. It has great potential

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kozmo68

Although I'm not a case guy, that's brilliant. I like the look and feel of my Zed10 naked..

steve1436

Now with lock screen notifications. We don't need this case!

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Poncherelly

The one problem I see is that when the screen goes to sleep, the notifications don't turn it back on which means until you take the phone out to wake it, you'll see a nice black screen. If you pull it out to wake it, you might as well see what came in.

Nice look though.

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digitalman101

Right on!

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Tobias Malter

SUPER! I want it know

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Nonocrack

This case looks awesome!!!

Mr.Black.Berry

Hell yeah! I'd buy that immediately!!

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skynny70

Build it and they will come!

Great design in my opinion. I would order one of these for sure.

Darren Clark1

I'd buy one...........

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ANTIABE

Very cooool!

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pididipop

I like this!

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Santo333

Yes pls

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zehjotkah

Would totally buy that.

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Darren Clark1

I said I'd buy one on impulse until reading some of the comments not only would you have to remove the phone to wake it you'd also have no way of scrolling through the notifications. Although it would look nice on the shelf in the box along with the other 3 cases I've bought and not used............

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davinci4real

Nope. It depends on your settings. Mine is set to power button to show the lock screen, and swipe to unlock.

mbalan

Would definitely consider buying once.

Posted via CB10

Douken

Oh snap, it's just a concept? I was going to buy it right now :/

Marketing is everything

Mauricio Romero1

Love that cases

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arnavrs

Beautiful, would love to have it!!

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ForrestB

Dope! Go to production...

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guygardner73

Nice

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j216i

Like it:)

Posted via CB10

Motorhead777

SOLD! Take my microfiber one back. Like it too.

LazyEvul

I'd gladly buy one, looks awesome.

hf199

OMG yes!

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da_kollegekid

I want it NOW!!!

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James Artis1

Awesome. When will we be able to get one?

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vgorous

Wow. Now that's slick.

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step07

Why isn't this already in production!?!

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dvs1j#IM

Where can we sign up

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jdm joe

very cool.....would look great jus sitting on my desk during meetings and seeing my notifications at a glance

IamNabil

I would absolutely buy this.

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ssengdara

I want one! Wonder if they will create one for the Z30 or A10 device. ( is any name official yet?

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irwindersra

This is the kind of stuff we need to see come out of blackberry!

This is up there with the cool s4 case with the screen cut out to show time and notifications.

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awindsr

I likey!

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Ironkidz

Intern?!? GIVE THIS GUY A PROMOTION!!!

RECOOL

lol this failed because it would get dust on one side of the device and get scratched up.INo wonder it didnt pop off.Actual use>looking cool.

davinci4real

Nope. It is perfect for those who like their phone naked but still with lil bit of protection

KajunChootEm

That's cool..cool concept..good name

stew_uk

Yes please, looks so smart.

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asna

I like it ! Perfect look for this device

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Sylvia Acevedo

That would be the best thing ever! So I vote yes I would purchase it!!!

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JamesPtheNerd

No. How would I swipe?

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JamesPtheNerd

Oh, I guess that plastic extends to the bottom near the notifications... then, I guess it's okay.

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JamesPtheNerd

Never mind. Swipe still needs to originate from closer to the bottom middle.

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Ferdinand Rn

It looks sexy!!!! I wanna get one!!

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kongee28

they should have thought of this idea before the launch of Z10.. we need new designers with fresh idea..

bdowd18

I want it. Want it real bad.

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tere_mamiit

Please make also soft case for Z10 similar to Q10

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CallMeEric

Yes, I'd love a case like this!

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davinci4real

Just make it already. Crackberry pls show our comments to blackberry

xtremez

Looks awesome!

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AF981s

I would buy one yesterday! +1000

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James Juliano

Great mind!

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hazarder

Omg..

Posted via that z10!

Adolfo Gonalez

Fu*:@#$ dope!! I would definitely use that.

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Kryngle

I would love to see that case on my Z10.

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Xoma

Now just can't wait to get it.

tranceboy_johny

Word!!! I'd pay any money for this case!

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haringfish

I would buy that for sure!

Posted via the almighty Z10

stacym75

want. this. now. PLEASE!

BB_Wally

This case looks great. I would totally buy it if it were to become available.

Posted via CB10

sharranw

Amazeballs! I'm so diggin that concept! I would totally buy that. :)

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SEAWARRIOR

they need to make it a flip case...

dv8one

Hell yes!

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rgarza8

Nice. Where do I order!

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HB Au

I like this design

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corrieg

I would definitely buy.

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Gees97

I'd buy it. Looks good

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adp304

I'd definitely buy that - sweet case!

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HollyWOOD1906

ARRRRRRRGH!!!!!!! why has this not been funded?!?!?!? it's friggin AWESOME!!!

masumalichy

Smartest ever.

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Rockhead84

As long as the case comes off easily, I'd definitely check this out! Awesome concept!

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Shah Osman

Most of great chasing for bbZ10!

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CalSandi

Well..Finally! Something more than just a boring black box. Utility and fun can, and SHOULD, go together. Two for me please.

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