Protect Your BlackBerry Smartphone with an OtterBox Case
BlackBerry® smartphones are designed to withstand daily wear and tear. Knock your smartphone off your desk or accidently roll it across the room and chances are, you can pick it up and use it as though nothing happened. (Of course, we don’t recommend you try this.)
But some accidents are a bit more extreme.
Take, for example, the experience of Mitchell Logue, who managed to drop his BlackBerry® Curve™ smartphone off the top of a 30-story building. While BlackBerry smartphones are built to last, that type of extreme abuse would certainly cause some problems to an unprotected phone. However, Logue used an OtterBox case to protect his BlackBerry Curve smartphone, and once he retrieved it, it worked fine—apart from a few nicks and scratches. Now, OtterBox can’t guarantee the same result should you try to re-create this experiment, but Logue did protect his $300 dollar investment by using an OtterBox case.
John Hyde’s BlackBerry smartphone tangled with a bulldozer—a 50,000-pound one at that. Hyde had been at the dump earlier in the day and when he returned home, he realized he was missing his smartphone (which was inside an OtterBox case). Returning the next day, Hyde discovered his phone had been in the path of the aforementioned bulldozer.
Hyde found his BlackBerry smartphone in the dirt in the tracks of where that bulldozer had been. And when he turned it on—it started right up.
Figuring his BlackBerry smartphone’s survival was just a matter of his own good luck, Hyde headed to a local casino—and quickly blew through $150, about the deductible he would have paid to get a new BlackBerry smartphone.
The lesson: An OtterBox case can protect your BlackBerry smartphone; it can’t help you at the blackjack tables.