If I need the light to stay on I roll the enter wheel every 15 or 20 seconds. Just one notch is enough to keep the light on.
How could RIM put their phone on the market without realizing that the light is necessary at times? It would seem to be an easy software setting to raise the number of seconds that the light stays on. But I guess it isn't so easy or some developer would have found it by now.
I wonder if RIM is a subsidiary of Microsoft? Trustworth computing. :o