The Prima Blackberry Pearl Premium Leather Flip Case has an optional 360 degree swivel belt clip that we found very useful. The clip does not protrude on either side of your belt and remained comfortable while worn in the car, during business meetings and throughout the review period. Whenever the Blackberry Pearl battery was low, we could re-charge it quickly and easily without removing it from the flip case.
As noted in our reviews of other case models, Prima seems to be doing a very good job of designing and manufacturing accurately customized cases. Openings for buttons, keys and ports on all sides of the Blackberry Pearl are perfectly placed and provide unimpeded access. Flip open the magnetic snap closure to view your screen and access the keypad. We found that once you flipped the case open to answer the phone or check e-mail, the extra material (the flip portion of the case) occasionally got in the way at times as there was no real method to secure it around the back. The best technique is to flip the cover and slot it between two fingers supporting the back of the case.
Keep in mind that this type of case differs significantly from the holster style that is standard issue with most Blackberry devices. So pulling the phone quickly out of the case itself is not an option or a necessity with flip cases. This essentially is a kind of design trade-off if you are used to the quick draw style when you are getting an incoming e-mail every minute or so.
Cons: Flip cover position while talking on the phone. Blackberry power users might find this style of case unsuitable for their needs, and should opt instead for any of Prima's open style cases.
Pros: Sleek and lightweight leather. Securely protects your Blackberry Pearl device against moderate accidental bumps, bangs, drops, pokes and other hazards. Great for normal phone and e-mail use. Magnetic flip cover closure is strong enough to keep the cover securely in place in all normal circumstances but remains easy to open as needed. Clean, low profile wrap-around design does not obscure any part of the excellent Blackberry Pearl screen. The design of the case compliments the slim design of the Pearl. The case provides a snug fit which prevents the Pearl from shifting around. Strong, secure belt clip maintains the Pearl's vertical orientation and rarely gets in the way. Over all, a well crafted, modern looking case that provides great protection for your Blackberry Pearl. Recommended.