[sc:mobile-category ]When I purchased my HTC HD7 I knew it was a large phone and like all new phones on the market I didn’t expect to find many custom cases for it. However, having too multiple stores in multiple countries now trying to find a vertical holster for it, I find myself reflecting on just how large the phone really is.
The Bell store
As I mentioned in a previous post, when I purchased the phone from Bell, they only had a single case in stock, a crappy plastic sleeve that I threw out a few days later. However
I spent the next few weeks checking Bell’s website and only just the other day did they even list accessories for the HD7.
They now have a vertical holster, but it appears to be a generic one that I don’t give much hope for actually fitting the phone.
My second place to hit was T Booth, which didn’t have any holsters, but did have in stock the Otter case for it. The is the current case I’m using on the phone and it’s quite a rugged case. It’s quite nice, however it doesn’t have a bet clip and that limits its usefulness a bit.
They had nothing but a $24 screen protector, geez…
Random hole in the wall cell phone case “superstore”
This place was packed with case wall to wall, but nothing that would even come close to holding the HD7, let alone with the Otter case on.
Fry’s Electronics (USA)
After failing to find anything in Canada, I knew I was going to the US in March, which gave me hope as the HD7 has been out in the US since the original October launch of Windows Phone 7.
Fry’s is a huge US electronics store (think FutureShop and BestBuy combined and then quadrupled) however even they didn’t have anything to fit the HD7 (They didn have a horizontal holster that calamined to support the HD7, but did really).
At this point I started to look in to plan B. I figured a small digital camera case would probably work, however again I was stymied as they were either too small or too large.
Random hole in the wall cell phone case “superstore” (USA)
This place made the Canadian one look small, but again, same result, nothing even close to fitting the HD7.
3 Different camera stores (USA)
Same result as at Fry’s, too small, too big or just plain wrong.
And in summary…
I still don’t have a case for my phone, I guess I’ll have to go on line and hope to find something there.
The search continues.