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Question: Recommended BlackBerry Torch 9800 Privacy Screen?

Casemate Torch Privacy Screen Every once in awhile we get a question from our readers that we don’t have a answer for. One of my friends asked me to recommend a privacy screen for his new BlackBerry Torch 9800. This week we received tip from Henry letting us know that Case-Mate has released their BlackBerry Torch 9800 4 Way Privacy Screen ($19.99) but the first and only review on the product page is disheartening.

Hate to say I can NOT recommend: After applying the privacy screen and being extremely satisfied at the privacy abilities, I realized the screen interfered with the touchscreen along the edges. It took several tries just to hit enter on the virtual keyboard. I had to return it to AT&T so sad. I really wanted it to work. -MC

So I thought I would pose the question to all of you. Can you recommend a BlackBerry Torch 9800 privacy screen? Have you had any luck with privacy screens on other BlackBerry models without a touchscreen?

Let us know in the comments!

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  1. I’ve never been a fan of so-called privacy filters, for either smartphones OR laptops. I tried a couple “off brand” filters on my old 7100i and was just never impressed enough by their performance to want to try again on any of my newer phones. I just pay attention to my surroundings and my position with respect to “prying eyes” and either turn away or just don’t pull the phone out in the first place.

  2. On a side note, most of these do not have a hole cut out for the proximity sensor, so you have to do it yourself… Otherwise it will prevent the screen from turning off during phone calls, etc.

  3. I dont recommend anyone who holds a Torch 9800 to put a private screen sheild on his phone! I’ve tried 4 different types of private screen from 4 diff well known companies and they all suck. Its either u can use the screen while its on, or it laggs and takes a long time to apply any key and sometimes u need a hummer to use the touch screen!! So till now keep ur torch shinning without any screen protecter! :)

  4. I have been using only 3M on storms and iphones.

    But for torch, 3M doesn’t seem to have made for it.

    In addition, I heard from a distributor that 3M wanted to loan a device to make the privacy for it. But that said, 3m was rejected..

  5. yeah i tried 3 different privacy skins… none of then worked…
    its just a wasted of money… dont put this on your torch

  6. I actually just ordered a privacy screen for my new red torch but it was an impulse buy. Now I think I shouldn’t of done this. I had such great success with the privacy screen for my 9700. Touchscreen I think will be the downfall.

  7. I paid $22.00, after tax for a privacy screen when I bought my torch, by the end of the first day I realized that I had over paid for a privacy/screen protector that not only messed with the sensitivity of of the touch screen but also made the screen look dark and dingy. I have recently replaced this screen protector with a invisishield that I purchased at best buy for $20.99,+ tax,
    while it does not offer the privacy my screen is brighter and easier to read,and the best part is that my touch screen operation is back to what it should be I no longer have issues with the virtual keyboard. My personal opinion is to avoid the privacy screens for the torch at all costs.

  8. Try the privacy screen offered by at&t it works great and u can find it on their website

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