I purchased via ebay a soft case, vertical, for my Motorola Droid:
It arrived quickly, and is just as advertised, kind of a nylon case, fine weave. Not the really heavy duty stuff you find in laptop bags, won't stop bullets or anything, but basically protective from scratches I would imagine. There is not really much in the way of padding material. The lining is nice, probably microfiber lining that feels very soft, seems if anything to wipe smudges off the screen. No clip, what this is is a slip case, gives you some (but not a lot) of protection, when in your pocket. No hard-back or anything, so you have to remember to put the phone face towards your leg. I supsect it was made for another phone, the case has a T-mobile tag, but it seems to fit the Moto Droid just fine. Easy enough to get out of the case, which is important if you have it in a pocket. It's actually blacker than in the picture, maybe a tad shinier, but at least you can get the general idea.
- Fits the phone
- Covers bottom, sides, etc.
- Nice microfiber lining
- Doesn't add much bulk, easy to fit in pocket
- Not much cost
- Not much in the way of protection, no stiff back, not much in the way of real padding
Overall, not a bad vertical pouch case, especially for the money, good to keep keys and change and other stuff in your pocket from scratching up the phone, but overall not a lot of protection. Could probably use a bit more padding, and/or a more protective back, but then you'd give up some of the compactness.