The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is one slim and sexy device, probably being one of the slimmest and smallest standard full qwerty device made to date. Equally, as with most OS7 devices, the packaging in came packed in pretty slim too – the standard omission of the leather pouch (modern older curves also had it omitted!). Fortunately, RIM does sell the pouch individually and it comes in 3 colours. Today, we have the full Black for you guys to see.The different colour pouches offered by RIM are identical, albeit the difference in colour.
At the first glance, as we can see, it looks like the normal leather pouches (smooth leather!) which came by default in many of our older BlackBerry devices as well as the Bold 9900. Some of us could have a phobia for the smooth leather kind of pouches because of the experience with BlackBerry Bold leather version.
This pouch comes with the standard “black” logo as many smooth leather pouch came with and it fits just as snuggly as the other pouches for other phones. This means, yes, you will get quite a tight fit with this pouch.
Now, something different, which we have not seen from BlackBerry Original leather pouches is this – the kind of striped interface at the back of it. Reminds me of the Original BlackBerry Torch 9800’s battery door where these kind of design was present.
On the external pouch for the phone, whilst it does feel to increase the grip of it, design wise, it looks rather ugly. Now, I am not entirely sure this whole thing is actually leather as claimed, feeling like a mixture of rubber and plastic.
Like any of the original BlackBerry leather pouches, it comes with a built-in magnet which helps put it into “sleep” mode which helps to secure your devices from unnecessary click on the buttons and accessing services or even typing messages by accident when its in your pocket.
The leather pouch is indeed a rather basic pouch, offering basic protection for your device. Design wise, hate it or love it, it is something different from their usual norms. If its design isn’t something that bothers you, this pouch would function rather well.
Note: Colours offered are – Full Black (as reviewed), black/sky blue and white/purple.