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    Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

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    I loved my 8300 Curve except that the rubber coating around the side edges started to peal only after a few months. The area that is exposed when in my holster has almost completely pealed away. Does anyone know if this issue has been resolved with the 8310? It feels more robust to me but I am not sure if I should be taking extra care to prevent the pealing.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    might just be an issue with the holster. my wife had the same problem until she got rid of the holster.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

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    Sorry I had had no issues with the rubber peeling. I just use the OEM pouch case though so I can keep my curve in my pocket so my trackball doesn't get all linty. I haven't hear of any issues yet. It very well could be the holster like cymolia said.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    Thanks everyone. I dont think its the holster though because the area where the coating is pealing off is totally exposed. No part of the holster rubs against this area. Perhaps I just had a bad unit. Oh well, I have the 8310 now and it seems the rubber coating is more durable but time will tell.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    Quote Originally Posted by tboooe View Post
    Thanks everyone. I dont think its the holster though because the area where the coating is pealing off is totally exposed. No part of the holster rubs against this area. Perhaps I just had a bad unit. Oh well, I have the 8310 now and it seems the rubber coating is more durable but time will tell.
    I had same problem with mine. I got 8310 now and so far so good

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    Same issue with me on the 8320. I called and had them replace it. It began peeling after 25 days of use. For the price of the device, I told them it was unacceptable quality, and they were willing to exchange it.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    jprep, lets hope that this is note a recurring issue with all 83xx devices.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    what type of environment do you work in? it my might be as simple as unpredicatable environmental variable like for example in paint shops where paint and thinner is sprayed there is usually a lot of acid in the air. This is why OSHA makes them wear the amount of protection they do now.
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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    jhowie, good point. I work in a very caustic, poisonous, challenging environment...an office building surrounded by cublicles!! Sorry I could not resist. Seriously, I actually thought about this and I do not think I expose my 8310 to anything more dangerous than any other person.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    I thought i would ask because it seems ur the only one witht he issue and well something is breaking the rubber down
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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    My 8300 was peeling around the mute button, I finally figured out it was because the mute button was set lower than the top of the phone I was using my finger nail to push the button and it got started peeling. With the 8310 the button is just a hair higher and not as difficult to push. I don't need to use my fingernail and so far no sign of cracking and peeling.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    I've had the issue with the 8300 and my current 8320. I think it's just a design flaw. Perhaps they didn't test it against someone that uses it as much as I do.

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    perhaps... i think it is worth pinging RIM about it
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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    I have not noticed this issue but I also only used my Curve for a couple of weeks before I wrapped it in a Seidio case. Once I upgraded to my 8310 it has been sheathed ever since. Sammy Safe Speak says wrap that rascal!

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    Re: Rubber coating pealing issue fixed with 8310?

    I had this issue with one of my 8300's. I just embraced the peel. I peeled the remaining rubber off the top. Don't need it there, the rubber on the sides provides enough grip. Now you can't even tell it's missing.

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