Originally Posted by luc-mobile
I, for one, fear for the LED's durability.
RIM put a video recording length limit, so that shouldn't be a problem. If they use a good LED chip from Lumileds and CREE, those are quite durable -- it's the heat generated from a LED chip designed as a flash and not heatsinked enough, so the device should at least be engineered to have the LED on continuously, and deal with the heat that arises from it. (There's not much heat, but heat is LED's enemy). If they used a cheap chip and overdrove it, then durability can be a problem. Especially if the flash was never designed to be on continuously, and thus not heatsinked enough.
I've seen way brighter LED's though (ever seen a 5 watt LED? They're being used now in arrays in car headlights of certain really-new vehicles. Also, some traffic lights are starting to use arrays of 5 watt chips now, though most are using the 1 watt LED chips in arrays.)