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Review: puregear Hard Shell Case & Holster Combo for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

By John Yester on 17 Jan 2012 01:21 pm EST

The purgear hard shell and holster combo allows you to retain the size of the Bold 9900/9930 and adding a optional holster. Easy to snap on the device and out the door you go. The soft touch polycarbonate shell allows for the device to be placed in the pocket without picking up debris.

Though the hard shell does provide back protection, the case is limited to covering the sides and front of the device. The holster option is a nice fit, slim and hugs the hip no matter what you are wearing. Though at first it may seem difficult to remove from holster, I actually like the way the device is placed in the holster. The locking system is not much but it won't come loose no matter what i try and do. So if you have been on the hunt for a hard shell case with the holster option, the puregear case should fit your needs.

Take a look at the video above for a full hands on review, then hit the link below for more information.

More information/purchase of puregear Hard Shell Case & Holster Combo



Good stuff! But,

I used all of my previous BB's with "Rubbers" and realized that I was protecting a phone that I was paying insurance for which defeated the purpose. I now use my 9900 with a screen protector and that is it. No scratches yet in 1 month of use.


I've owed this for a few weeks now are really like it. The only thing I would change is to put the groves on the shell case in the opposite direction (north/south vs east/west) which would provide more grip.


Its look nice. I'm using my 9900 1 month ago and it have alot of scratches.
i really need one of these case.


Dangit Yester, if you don't have one to give away, don't tease us with a video of one! :(
LOL, nice job man, really. :D


It looks like the top lip of the holster rubs the screen when you insert/remove the bold. Is that correct?


It comes close, but doesn't hit the screen. It rides up the bezel on both sides.


I'm curios like Xandermac is. Is it the top lip that is catching it, or is it the magnet sleeper that is causing it to come on?

Nicely done, John. I'll PM you my PIN ;)


$9.99 on ebay as it doesn't seem to be in the crackberry store....


Verizon has almost the same thing but theirs has a very sturdy kickstand on the back of the hard case. Works great. No need for the mini rizer from Matias although I wouldn't mind a free one.


Good review, John. I've been using this on my 9930 since November. I've found it to be seemingly perfect! It adds just enough bulk and heft to the feel of the device without making it feel bulky. The grip is great.
For the first couple of weeks, I noticed smudge marks on the glass from it sliding in and out of the holster. These smudges wiped off the glass cleanly. No scratching.
I have seen some wear points on the holster where some of the rubberized coating is rubbing off. These are very small marks and don't seem to be of any significance.
I highly recommend this holster to anyone undecided.