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ColorWare – Pimp Your BlackBerry With A Custom Paint Job

I know this is a bit of old news after we mentioned back in December that ColorWare was going to start doing custom paint jobs for BlackBerry devices. Well it has been a few weeks and ColorWare seems to have setup their website to accept BlackBerry pain jobs. They are currently offering the service for the BlackBerry 8100 Pearl, 8300 Curve, & 8800 series devices. Before you ask it does include the 8830, 8130, 8120, 8110… series devices. I just wish they would allow you to print a graphic on the back of the case.


Check out the hot mockups I have created in their designer.

The interesting twist is that ColorWare is offering two different options for getting the devices. You can either send in your device for $99 OR you can purchase an unlocked version painted for about $50–$100 over retail. That means you can pick up an unlocked 8310 or 8320 for $499…and so on. They even offer a standard free 1year warranty with these unlocked phones and an option to upgrade to a 2year warranty for $149 extra. The only reason I mention it is because this is the first vendor I have ever seen offer such a product.


The options for coloring are downright cool. The base price is $99 for one color throughout the device. You can also choose a different color for the sides, back, and bottom for $15 per addition. You can choose from 15 solid colors and 20 metallic colors.  The two color types are metallic and solid. Metallic colors have tiny flakes within the shade that add a little variation and sparkle to the color. The exact appearance of a metallic color does vary based on the type and angle of light hitting the surface. Solid colors are pure color, with no effects or variation. All colors come in a high-gloss, scratch-resistant finish. The coloring comes with a 30 day full warranty and a 1 year warranty on labor. (not sure what that means )

The are a few downsides to this deal. First of all imagine sending in your BlackBerry in for repair painted like this! Second of all you need to live without your Berry for 3–4 weeks while they paint it. 


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  1. Those are hot looking, but if ya notice it’s not available for Canadian BB Fans which sucks, you’d have to have a USA addy to send to…then send to colorware…colorware send back to USA address and then from there back to Canada..

  2. seems like a ripoff. why not get a vinyl skin? jrdesigners sells a 3-pack for around ten bucks, and they have 209 designs, solid colors, designs, and chromes. it’ll also add protection without changing the feel of the device. i was unsure about them, so i let my friend buy them first, lol. they hold up really well, and come off without any residue. at least for me, this makes alot more sense.

  3. Austin I guess you have never met a modder before. They dont like decals.
    Personally I just stick with the nice crimson red of my 8310. But I can imagine the gray 8830 from verizon is an eyesore 🙂

  4. Ronen, I realize that many blackberry owners would love to customize and personalize their ‘berry and do not have the resources to do it themselves. (hence my previous comment, seeing as the price is rather steep for something that may void your warranty.)
    I have met “modders” (and am one) and understand “modding”, but don’t these “modders” generally prefer to mod their own stuff?
    Custom paint is great, but is it truly modding if you send it out to be sprayed by someone else?? If i decide to mod my ‘berry at some point, i won’t be satisfied with a generic paint job i cannot even add a graphic to, and i’ll design it and spray it myself 🙂 🙂

  5. Austin I completely agree. That is the reason my BlackBerry is still red and will remain red. The only real semi mod I highly recommend are eGrips. They are these rubbery stickers you put on your device that make them super grippy. This is awesome for klutz’s like me who keep on dropping their berrys

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