I am resurrecting my own thread here since I am coming up on my 30 days and thinking about whether I should try to exchange my 8800 for another. My issue as previously stated is that when using the Automatic Backlight mode, my keypad seems to routinely be unlit in situations where the lack of a keypad backlight makes it difficult to see the keys well enough to type. Not really any problem with the level of backlight on the screen, just on or off on the keypad.
I have been using this with the auto mode off, which solves the keypad issue, but forces me to manually dim the backlight level at night and prevents me from having the "super-bright" mode in direct sunlight (without a power button press).
My question is, does this seem to be isolated to my unit (or a few) or is it so common that replacing my unit is futile?