ColorWare BlackBerry Bold Service Now Available!

ColorWare BlackBerry Bold
By Kevin Michaluk on 2 Sep 2008 01:25 am EDT

When I sent in my Curve to get it done up by the folks at ColorWare a few weeks back I asked them when the service would be available for the Bold. At the time they mentioned they had one Bold on hand and were working on getting the service ready to make it available for the Bold's launch day on AT&T.

Well, it seems ColorWare, like many a US BlackBerry Addict, got sick of waiting and decided to open up for Bold business a bit sooner. Of course the service is only available within the US (and within North America the Bold is only available in Canada), so it will mainly be unlocked Rogers Bolds being sent it by Americans or crazy canucks who go across the border to do their shipping. Pricing is not cheap ($174 for the color scheme above), but of course is totally worth it to those who feel the neeeeed to express themselves with a customized device.

After playing with the ColorWare Design Studio for the better part of an hour I have decided the Bold definitely does not play the ColorWare game nearly as nice as the Curve. The lack of space between keys and the colored crossbar under the screen sort of "ugly up" the overall appearance depending on the colors picked. I wanted to go all white (click here to see) but to me it just doesn't look good (hint - a white keyboard for the Bold would be a wicked accessory). The best compromise I could come up with is the black front / white back look above. Tempting... but to tell you the truth, I do really like the way the Bold looks as is. Give the Design Studio a go and be sure to list your favorite color combo in the comments! 

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ColorWare BlackBerry Bold Service Now Available!


Nearly cried when I saw it in white. I know we practically marry our blackberries, but do you have to dress it up like a bride? To each his own I guess. Your curve has a cool paint job, but I was a little shocked that you would suggest painting the Bold. However in keeping an open mind I clicked the link. I tried the design studio and played with some colours. Came to the conclusion that Bold may actually look pretty sharp in metallic red. I tried having all red (camera black) and red with the chrome trim (chrome camera). Not to shabby. For now though I think my berry looks great in black, chrome, and leather(ette).

ColorWaring the bold is not something I would do today, but it was fun to play on the site. Thanks for the link.

Yeah,I'm not sure what my current "fascination' right now with white is... maybe just that it's so opposite of the natural look.

Also - one of these days I'm gonna get some more CB logo stickers made up...and I just know they'll POP best when stuck on a white casing. Maybe that's it.

To each his own :)

You're right...the bottom "u" like piece (on the all white version) looks like a beard for the bold. And the frame around the front is reminiscent of, dare i say it, an *phone!!! I will have to play with the design studio a bit too for my fav color combo.

$159 for a metallic carbon paint job for my Curve?? They oughta send you a brand new painted case for that instead of you mailing your BB to them!

I think all black with just a white frame around the outside (somewhat of a substitute for the Javelin's silver frame) looks pretty sick.

if u replace d back wont u lose d faux leather feelin? since the javelin has space between d keys, probly they'l rock betta wif colorware.. i tink the bold + ultra shield wil b gud enuf~

Its funny i just happened to check out the site yesterday and I noticed it of all days. I threw a thread up on the BB 9000 forums about it before kevin mentioned it, and before the boy genius put it on his site.