Originally Posted by saltimbocca
Recently got a 9700, my third Blackberry but first of this model. The first week I had it I flew six times and on at least three or four of the flights, it turned itself on, usually shortly before landing. It was as if the mere proximity of a strong signal somehow convinced the device to turn itself on.
It was properly turned off and holstered before takeoff and there was nothing scheduled that would trigger the auto-on function - in fact, when I turned it off I got the message that it would turn itself back on as scheduled the following morning.
I saw one other guy on the Crackberry forums who reported the same phenomenon - anyone here seen this?
I've had a similar experience. My guess is that this is triggered by removing it from a case that includes BB's magnetic switch.