Quick Review: Case-Mate Barely There for BlackBerry Curve 8500 and 9300 series

By Jared DiPane on 18 Aug 2011 01:36 pm EDT

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Picking out the right case for your device always seems to be a struggle, there are so many options, and each of them have their very own advantages and disadvantages. Let's take a quick look at the Case-Mate Barely There Case for the BlackBerry Curve 8500 and 9300 series devices which is a slim, low profile case that fits the device very snug. If you are looking for maximum protection, this isn't the one for you, but if you want something to keep the device from being scratched and to give the device a great feel in your hands, your money is well spent on this case. Check out the video above for some more thoughts on the case, and to see the fit on the device.

Contest: To win a Case-Mate Barely There case for your device, just leave a single comment on this post. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. 

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Quick Review: Case-Mate Barely There for BlackBerry Curve 8500 and 9300 series


I've been using case-mate for 2 years now .... loving it!! getting a new torch ... need a new case :)

I need one of these for my new BB Torch 9850 that I got! Oh wait first Verizon needs to release it! :-( But I will take the case in the mean time and wait to fill it with BB7 goodness! ;-)

I love texting on my curve, but when I use my hard-case, my hands constantly get sore! I'd love a case-mate for my Curve 9330!

casemate barely useful, i got one, it kind of blocks easy access to the low profile volume buttons the space should be cut a little bigger, might help minimize scratches on the back but for the additional bulk at this price point i would just save for a new battery cover if i ever need it.

Maybe if it covered of all the chrome, top and bottom it would have been cool to flat-black or colorize the device but i would see one in life before purchasing. The phone will not fit in the oem holster with the barely there - there. So better than nothing if you are always without a case but the bare phone feels great and the finishes are high quality they shouldn't be covered up.

The barely there case for my 9700 won't fit my new 9900. Please help as I love these cases. Pick me for a Bold 9900 please.

Just bold enough to start rocking a barely there case, as executive for a cellphone carrier this can look real sharp, great

Hi i am from Vietnam,now i am using Blackberry Curve 8520. I join forum crackberry a little time when i started use blackberry one year ago. the first I use Blackberry 8830,next i use 9630 and now i use 8520 it is powerful for me because it support wifi.
Sometimes i updates new about blackberry from crackberry via Twitter. Thanks crackberry !
I use blackberry 8520,if i lucky i hope a Case-Mate Barely for it.
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Hi I LOVE the CaseMate brand of products. Been using them since university days. Please enter me in this amazing contest. Thanks!

Would be my first CM product. I heard great things.... Would love to tell my friends that I Won one for my 9900 on CrackBerry.com

I'd love to get one for my BlackBerry Torch 9800, i havent seen a case like this before, thanks to this review i can see how perfect this would fit on my BlackBerry. Thanks a lot CrackBerry for this chance to win a case to protect my Torch 9800 from the daiily routine.

I have a BB 9330 n ise it a lot. I could really use a case mate to protect it. I hope I win one. Thnks for the chance.

I perfer a no-slip cover. Like rubber so it stays put better instead of sliding off something and hitting the floor.