I just tried this with all my cases which have magnetic closure.
The RIM case and the Gizmoskin do as you describe (the screen blanks when it passes by the top of the case. Then it lights again, then blanks when its fully seated in the case.)
The Fortte case does not do this.
However, none of them do as you also describe (When the BB passes by it, the sleeper function engages causing the message to not open and in the message screen its marked as read.)
I tested it a few times. When I remove the 8700c from the case immediately upon receiving a new message (within 15 seconds) the screen is opened to the message when I remove it.
Or if a leave the device in the holster past the 15 second period it also opens to the home screen and leaves the message marked as unread.
If there's no new/unread messages when I remove the device it just turns on to the home screen.
Last edited by lgreenberg : 03-03-2006 at 02:22 PM.