Pros: Offers a great deal of protection.
Cons: Over time, the keyboard letters wear off to become white.
This has been a very functional and durable case. It fully encases the Blackberry and shields it from damage. I found it necessary to be very careful when removing the case to avoid damage. It worked best for me to use one of those tiny screwdrivers that come with eyeglass repair kits to loosen the case on the side when I needed to change my battery. My only complaint is that (over time), the keys on the keyboard wore down and became white where I could no longer identify the letters/numbers on the keyboard. Of course, it could be argued that perhaps I had worn out the case. I have had my Blackberry Bold 9000 over a year now, and it continues to look in perfect condition. So the case has done what it is supposed to do.
A very functional case!