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OtterBox Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900 Hands-On Video

By Adam Zeis on 12 Sep 2011 01:04 pm EDT
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Contest: Win a Free OtterBox Defender Case for your BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900. Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win! Ends this Sunday @ Midnight.

When you think protection for your BlackBerry, you instantly think of OtterBox. Their cases are available for nearly all BlackBerry smartphones, and with plenty to choose from in their line of Impact, Commuter and Defender cases, there is something for everyone. The OtterBox Defender Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Bold 9900 is the latest for the new BlackBerry 7 device. The defender combines three layers of protection to keep your device save and sound from everything from daily bumps to drops on the pavement. 

There are plenty of case options available for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Bold 9900, but if you want to get the most protection for your device, the OtterBox defender is really a no brainer. It fully surrounds your device leaving access to all ports, and the included clip-on holster makes carrying a breeze. 

I have to say I'm a big fan of this case as I know my Bold 9900 won't get a scratch on it while I'm using it. The keyboard is left exposed, but the rest of the device is secured by multiple layers to give you peace of mind. If you work (or play) in a tough industry where you need to be sure your BlackBerry is protected, there is no better way to go than with the OtterBox Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 / Bold 9900.

You can purchase the OtterBox Defender Series Case for just $47.95 at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to watch the video above for a more in-depth look at this case.

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214 comments

MousePad

First! :D

Would really love to win one.

EDIT: @bighap - Naaaaaaaaaah! :D

Bart kouwenberg

I wanna win one of those!

Please please please!!!

Turbaru

This case would come in VERY handy for my 9930!

drmanmy

I want to be the winner! Pls

plumed

I would love to win this. Thanks CrackBerry!

xx_blam_xx

I would love this for my new Bold! Thanks for the chance!!

bb_fiend

I'd hate to mess up this new phone. Please can I have it?

dfanella

What a geat contest! Thanks!

cinder0008

Gotta have this! If I don't win it, I buy it!

bighap

People who say first should be disqualified :)

swillz_willz

ohww myyy!! I really want this case!! Saw the video about a week ago; it will just be perfect for my bold 9900. I really want one, please.

bdjj2006#CB

Please $300 for the phone this should have came with it!

napleskahuna

Total Protection, totally need this! Looking to get my 9900 Bold in a few weeks! Help me on the pricing of the phone and hook me up with an Otterbox Defender for it so I dont feel soo bad about spending $350 on the phone Crackberry!!

geekberry

i NEED one of these! :)

luigigosc

i realy need one of these...

jordanc76

Otterbox is a must have for any device...My Playbook has been saved already a couple times...Thx Crackberry for another awesome chance!!!

Witmen

I need one of these.

Thanks CrackBerry

mister160

Love otterbox. Saved my devices more than i can count. would love to win one

iBuilder

I already have one, I'm just missing the full face coverage that the Defender series used to have. Still gets the job done.

dadymon

Gonna need one for my 9900 when ATT finishes testing it! Hurry up ATT!

protomaxxx

i'll take one for my bold 9930. thanks!

pb730c3

I have one for my current 9650 and i love it. I'm gonna be upgrading to the 9930 in a couple weeks and if i don't win this ill buy one from Shop CrackBerry eventually
I do wish there was a skin for the keyboard though. Maybe OtterBox will end up making one if they get enough requests for one.

marty_davidoff

Love OtterBox, keep my device safe......

steviebigv

lets beef that bugger up! :)

catberryday

I would love to have this for my 9900 whenever AT&T decides I can have it!

soldier_medic23

Just ordered the Blackberry 9930 with Verizon after another horrible experience with an android phone. Ridiculously happy to be back in the Blackberry family! Would love an otterbox defender to keep my phone safe when I'm in the field!

alexkinsella

Hi @soldier_medic23,

Alex from RIM here. Couldn’t be happier to welcome you back to the BlackBerry family, and nice call on picking up the Bold 9930! I’ve been a Bold user for years, and the 9930 takes it up a notch with its QWERTY/touch combination and faster browsing thanks to the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Without a doubt, it’s my favorite BlackBerry yet. I hope you love it as much as I do.

To make sure you hit the ground running with your new phone, check out this “5 Things You Should Know” post about the 9930 we recently posted on our Inside BlackBerry Blog: http://bbry.lv/qVRThF.

Cheers,
Alex, RIM Social Media Team

marty_davidoff

Love OtterBox, keep my device safe......

vishhh

Have nEver tried or used otterbox cases will love to review it :-)

Lmoises

I would love to get this for my new bold 9900

ivor.berry

While the case definately gives good protection and feels nice in the hand. I would warn people about the rubber surround. If you don't mind the edges coming loose and continually pushing them back the fine, but it irritates me already, Also the I don't think the cover for the charging cable will last more than a few weeks.
I don't know if spare rubber covers can be purchased, but I can see me this standing up for a long period. Love the 9900 by the way

gyubok

please one for my 9900!!

Halifax Guy

Count me in on the best protection possible for my Blackberry!

Rob-john_com

I want an otterbox case - they are the BEST!

chunkyjams

for my future phone ...

balenax

best thing ever for when you go out or have a nasty job. sturdy and protective. so i would enjoy one :).

jkuyp

I definitely need one of these cases - too many times i leave my phone in my lap, then it hits the ground when i get out of the car.

Wu-zi

I would love one of these bad boyss

Smmrgrl

Love Love Love!! I particularly like that the keys are NOT covered with a plastic shield that some other OtterBoxes have for the BB's.

BOTF

Need this with the clip. I keep missing my pocket lately with the non-clip commuter.

canu900

I would love to win this how many yu giving away again? @GrapedaJuiceMan Canu900

HTATE2

ok got the otterbox for my playbook, now i need one for my 9930
thanks

aloofkid

I want to win this for my new Bold 9900 =]

zoomlink1

This otterbox looks better than that one they had for the 9800.I had given up on them, but this will work!

Draconianfire83

Rock solid case for a rock solid device! Count me IN!

Alberta Blue

My experience with the Defender cases for the 97XX series (where it clips from the side onto the belt clip) is that the friction clips tend to break over time.

The design of the Defender for the Curve 8500 series was much better (with a "scoop" at the bottom of the clip and a friction fit to hold the phone in place).

Does anyone know if the 9900 series Defender has the same problem?

Hunter22250

I have exactly the same question. I went through three of the holsters in short order with my 9780 and reverted to a commuter case with BB holster setup. The case is truly outstanding but the holster is pretty much useless.

gonzotwins

You can't go wrong with the Defender...I'm in.

vodomustng2000

Best cases for any phone... hands down!

davidliux

I'm in! Can't wait for the protection of my Bold 9900!

pkcable

This comment is NOT married, it's SINGLE!

krisnicjohn

Thank you so much for the consideration!

cooliosam

would be great to carry around a tank.

TechieAttorney

Maybe not needed for everyday protection, but for the sports weekends, when moutain biking kayacking, or other active sports, it is a must have. Hope I win.

Tom_Storm

Gimme gimme new otterbox!

lastunicorn68

Please give me that cool stuff!

raskal1130

Good vid. Looks like this otterbox is good for this device. Hopefully I can win one. Thanks CB!

DrLouie

Would love to have an Otterbox to protect my device.

soogriff

I bought this case last week and it is awful. The outer rubber doesn't fit well around the hard shell, so it's constantly coming apart. Also, the hard shell case feels more flimsy than other defenders I've owned in the past. Wasn't happy with this case at all. Went out and got the Commuter instead and it's SO much better than this case.

Santiago9204

I want an otterbox case.

BuskerWages

Those defender cases seem to make your phone bulky. I'd like to win one of these it would be a nice to bring my phone to a concert and not worry about it getting smashed

howl078

My 9900 would love to get dressed in this armour.

cascott77

I'd love one for my new 9930 please

jasmith31

Just picked up my new Blackberry 9900....LOVE it! I've had OtterBox Cases for every BlackBerry I've owned (4) and I'd LOVE to win this one for my latest (and greatest) BlackBerry...

eszklar

Otterbox Defender series cases are awesome.....

BBBOLD351

I'm not that lucky but I'll put my name in the hat for one anyway!

the brother

hey now, this looks great! Otterbox for-the-win! Pick me, please!!

bizzyqu

i loved my otterbox when i had a storm, would love this for my pretty new 9930

sonyericssonfan

yeah cool but i want to know is when is there gona be a contest to win a blackberry because i dont have one and i really like the blackberrys im a big fan of al the blackberrys everyday i look for new info of blackberry

therickqc

Otterboxes make the rule lol

krystophh

I would love one of those OtterBox!!!!!

Thanks!

sonyericssonfan

what i want to know is when is there gona be another contest of wining a blackberry because i really love blackberrys and i never had one so i would like to win one please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sbgv

Wow, looks like a great case!

kostnkost

This case rocks! I used this for my BB Pearl back in the days. Works great since I am in construction!

Xavior

I work in construction and this would be awesome!!

maninthesky

"Help me Otterbox-for-BB, you're my only hope....."

GoetzB

Review: The Defender case fits okay on my 9930, and I can type unhindered. It's actually easier to type with this case on than just the bare phone. One fairly serious problem I am having is that the silicone outer layer thins quite a bit on either side of the keyboard, and the bead on those side "flaps" doesn't seal very well into the groves in the hard interior case. The sides pull out all the time when handling or holstering.

always3rd

Protection for the 9900....dont mind if I do...thx

subsector

I think any Otterbox series cases look super cool! I'd love to win one!

argotech

Love my otterbox case, my 9900 would be smashed my now if i didnt have it

bill524

I need to protect my investment, sign me up for the contest.

Danizme

I'd love an otterbox for my soon to be 9900. I use a commuter my 9780, and I've been resisting going to a 9900 just because I want to wait until I can get a new commuter first.

bpgui

I'd like this for whenever AT&T gets around to releasing the 9900

orangepit

Wowie, this thing's like a tank shell for the 9900/9930!

Would love to win one of these especially for the more rough/tumble outdoor activities.

Noticed in the video that that clip portion has what looks like a magnet (effectively putting your BB to sleep) - can anyone confirm?

Thanks CB team!

jpassarella

Looks good. This or the holster, maybe both, if not at the same time.

Smokeless Joe

So I guess my phone will be protected when I throw it at the guy that feels the need to announce FIRST when posting ;)

nahaakiiyo

Finally.. a case that doesn't destroy the phone even before it's dropped!

stitch69

oh yeahh i'd love one of these :)

obaquerizo

This will be an amazing surprise to keep you belove one in good care

jvm1982

Wow that looks like it can take an @$$kicking. I'd love one for mine.

Kemotaha

I would love an otterbox for my 9930

Malachi.2.15

my 9930 is on order and otterbox rocks!!! I've had an otterbox for everyone of my blackberries including my playbook. thanks for the awesome contest!

calebdexter

me me me me!!! let meee winn!!!

Mhatham

This would be a nice addition to my 9900 I should have in the mail tomorrow.

ebinmoothedam

excellent ! I love this stuff !!!

Katlashell

Gotta love the Otter!!! I would love one for my Bold 9930

LooZeR

I'm currently using the Defender for my PlayBook and it's totally awesome...
I don't have to worry about any bumps and scratches 'cos I know my Playbook is totally safe.

I would love to have the same thing for my Bold 9900.
The only flaw is that it's a 'lil heavy with the case.
But hey, nothing's perfect right?!

Otterboxes... Winning!!!

cpldaigle

otterbox is the best all around case

shure_civic

I have and love the Defender for my Bold 9650! I work in live concert production where phone protection and security is a must. Even better is the customer service for otter box, called about a busted holster and had a new one for free in about a week. (warranty Repair)

fucasi

give me one now before I broke my phone

lasthero

just got this phone, would love this to protect it!

Hoppysport

Very cool case. Would love it for my 9900.

JohnMidnight

I may actually buy a 9900 just to have this case...

idjxplode

wicked awesome case. great job adam zeis

slagman5

I hope I win this. :-)

egilpin

I'm using one now and like it. I wouldn't mind having a spare though.

jamckin

Love my Otterbox for my 9780 - Running a 9900 nekkid right now - would love to put it in an Otterbox too! :)

altgenre

with one i can mishandle my 9900 as i like. stay connected while playing a game of rugby perhaps.

minizone

because who has time to worry about a broken phone?

shanekman

Otterbox fan and crackberry fan thanks

sheldonbk

Otterbox is the name in protecting mobile devices. Need one for the job site please!
Thanks to Crackberry & Otterbox for the contest. Good luck everyone

Kat0908

Otterbox is awesome! Really hope I win! Thanks for the contests

carim0903

Why didnt you run it over?? Lol.

Zygophyllaceous

I use an Otterbox case and holster combination for each device that I use. I just got the Bold 9930 and this would be perfect for me.

BajanDude2

I would love a case for my new Bell 9900 thank you!

huyubin

which is better the Defender series or the Commuter series? this one seems a bit too rugged to me.

cwlee

Love the case a lot!

kraneve

cool contest, I love to win one!

zeroyuugi

Winner winner chicken dinner!!! I am in!

Rezervoir

Awesome phone, awesome contest. Would love to win this.

OPtEeMoOSh

Would love to win one of these...I hate having to compromise between case but no holster and hoslter but naked...that holster my 9930 came with is aweful! Otterbox to the rescue!

stanleytpe

the best protection for my bold!

timidement

This would go great with my new 9900.

gbilton

the ultimate case for the ultimate phone

arctic5

I have a defender for my Curve. Great case! I'd love to win one for my new 9930 too!!

latekite

its time for me to win! :)

ivan188

I'm getting a 9900 if I win this. I'm a defector from iPhone and iOS. :)

RandomSVX

I know for the defender series case I bought for my 9700 it had a sorta plastic thing that went over the screen and the keyboard. Did they leave it out of the design or was it in the plastic bag or what? I don't know if I want the cover over the screen and keyboard or not. It's extra protection but I've had it where moisture built up in it and hurt my phone for a few days.

brillo9

Love one for my 9930!

m12k1177

CrackBerry, please make me a winner!

eve6er69

otterbox is the best quality, i would love one of these for my phone that is in the mail heading to me this week!

walterwt

Spend a lot of time servicing ATM's, screw driver in one hand, Blackberry Bold 9900 in the other. Chances of dropping it are very high! dont wand to damage as fast as I did my Bold 9000!

MBA_STOCKDOGS

Gonna be picking up a 9930 in the next week but the question is "Do you get the phone first or the Otterbox Defender Series case first?"

alfredlim

I had one for my 9780 and I have to say Otterbox does not disappoint.

KeithCP

would really love to win one!

vtblues

It would be a nice win!

MikanX

I reallllly need this~!

Toxic

Throwing my name in the hat.

mikelanding

Best protective case for any BB devices...period!

nwmson90

Never had an otterbox but I would love to have one for my new Bold 9900 when it comes out!!!!

wirelessgal

That looks like the ultimate protection for the 9900. Would love to win one!

lasthero

would love to win one of these to protect my baby

vzw8830

love all the contests!

sam81

I had one for my 9700 so a new one for my 9900 would be excellent. Thanks CB

Dr.Deebs

OtterBox is the best in the business. I would love to win this for my 9900.

soccerjazzlover

Best protection for the best BB device

cascott77

I would love one please :)

tbrenn

this would be a fantastic accessory to have! count me in!

thanks CB!

dewey32399

Need to protect my berry

wocampb

This case would be a great addition to my phone. I need a solid case since I am not a fan of the holster it came with! Pick me please!!

bhiggins24

i need the new Otterbox for my new 9930.

julliasMom

Love it, Crackberry are the best.

Juiceair

Like to win a contest for once, especially something for my 9930.

Pouper

I would love to have one of these!!!!

paulomalley

Pretty Please.... I NEED one of these soooooo badly.....

stevejb

Just got the phone this weekend, would love to keep it safe in one of these badboys....

zd1996

i always drop my phone and they end up breaking, this would help so much, thanks crackberry

tda_tda

i'd really like to win one.. count me in !!

VoodooEx

I have the commuter series for my girlfriend, would love to win this Defender for myself!

FoxxBerry

ive had one for every phone so far....can i win one this time

Outbacker

I could give this thing a workout!

dogth99

I want one for BB9900

Kirbentech

Have not yet used Otterbox. Would love to try one out!

erndog

First was a charging dock, now a protective case will be next, this one is perfect, thanks for the chance to win. erndog

koilmaker

Thanks Crackberry........

corvette_stingray

This is the best BB site on the web!!!

helenls

Crackberry Rules........

lee311

I would love to win this for my husband.

Bart kouwenberg

Contest is over.. So.. am i gonna be the first overseas winner?

Give the dutch some love Crackberry!

Jonathank

Jonathan K
MrKsBerry@Blogspot.com

That would be nice to own...

trebour

gotta otter get a white case for my 9900 please

mindmage7

Would love to win one.

RIMWalker

Hi Adam.

Thanks for the review. You mentioned a three layer protection but I can only count two.
Also, the rubberized outer shell easily peels off. This can actually be seen in your video too. Every time I take it out of the holster the lower part of the rubber goes off and requires me to put it back on.
The material attracts dust. Because of this the black rubber outer shell is always covered in dust.
In addition to this, unlike in your video where you try to softly shake off the handset from its holster it actually come off in real life you can actually loose the device.
If this is the best protective case on the market then there are no good ones out there.
I cannot recommend Otterbox Defender for Bold 9900 to anyone. Sorry.

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