OtterBox molded the + and - symbols into the two silicon bumps for the phone's volume control for added style. Yes, the buttons do work and are not “just for decoration”.
Here we have shot of the case with and without the Bold installed, showcasing the silence button and accommodations for the phone's LED status indicator and earpiece holes. The case rises from the screen to help the shock absorbing silicone and polycarbonate shell hit the ground first instead of your expensive Blackberry Bold LCD screen.
The Blackberry Bold's camera is fully functional while protected with the 1937 Defender Case. The two holes on the top left and right allow for audio to pass through clearly. Below the OtterBox logo are contours that provide you with a very comfortable case to hold in your hand. I felt the contours gave me added stability with the phone as I typed emails and text messages.
My final thoughts on the OtterBox for BlackBerry Bold are just ahead.