I feel for you. Last week I had three 8700c's in six days. The first two had defective screens. The Cingular rep -- while unenthusiastic and lacking any personality -- was at least understanding ("Yeah, that's an expensive phone so it should be right"), even though I was apprehensive about going in there for the third one.
Interesting post. Because I just took delivery of my fifth 8700 under warranty today. And this time Rogers actually sent me a new one in a box! (The last refurb had a loose keyboard and the "i" key wasn't too reliable.)
But I'm ashamed to admit that it took me almost five months to burn through five 8700s. Doesn't even rate.
New PIN: 2046d71d.