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  1. #1
    domina
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    An observation of interest....and wondering if anyone has any information on
    what is standard or currently available...

    I have a Sanyo 8100, in blue. The keypad is completely illuminated with
    backlight when I flip open the phone and dial and therefore very easy to see
    in low level light.

    Others that I have seen in silver have a different keypad. The keys
    themselves are silver, and only the numbers on the keys are actually
    backlit. To the people that I know with these phones, they feel that it is
    much more difficult to see the keypad in low light.

    I was one of the first people to have an 8100, so I am wondering if Sanyo
    made this change to the phone since I got mine, or whether it has something
    to do with battery life. I have tested this out with others, and there
    doesn't appear to be any significant loss of battery time between the
    different phones.

    Has anyone else noticed or come across this?

    Thanks in advance to all who respond....








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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    domina wrote:

    > An observation of interest....and wondering if anyone has any information on
    > what is standard or currently available...
    >
    > I have a Sanyo 8100, in blue. The keypad is completely illuminated with
    > backlight when I flip open the phone and dial and therefore very easy to see
    > in low level light.
    >
    > Others that I have seen in silver have a different keypad. The keys
    > themselves are silver, and only the numbers on the keys are actually
    > backlit. To the people that I know with these phones, they feel that it is
    > much more difficult to see the keypad in low light.
    >
    > I was one of the first people to have an 8100, so I am wondering if Sanyo
    > made this change to the phone since I got mine, or whether it has something
    > to do with battery life.


    Neither. The change in the keypad design is dependent only on the phone
    color. I had both a silver and blue 8100 and noticed the same thing.
    The keypad was simply designed differently, along with the rest of the
    color scheme.

    The newer Sanyo phones have an even better keypad design, IMO. the
    RL2500 and VM4500 have a blue LED backlight, and the VM4500 uses
    backlighting scheme similar to the old Dual Band StarTAC (which was an
    excellent backlight design, IMO).



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  3. #3

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    "domina" <[email protected]> kindly wrote:

    >An observation of interest....and wondering if anyone has any information on
    >what is standard or currently available...
    >
    >I have a Sanyo 8100, in blue. The keypad is completely illuminated with
    >backlight when I flip open the phone and dial and therefore very easy to see
    >in low level light.
    >
    >Others that I have seen in silver have a different keypad. The keys
    >themselves are silver, and only the numbers on the keys are actually
    >backlit. To the people that I know with these phones, they feel that it is
    >much more difficult to see the keypad in low light.
    >
    >I was one of the first people to have an 8100, so I am wondering if Sanyo
    >made this change to the phone since I got mine, or whether it has something
    >to do with battery life. I have tested this out with others, and there
    >doesn't appear to be any significant loss of battery time between the
    >different phones.
    >
    >Has anyone else noticed or come across this?
    >
    >Thanks in advance to all who respond....


    I was just shopping for a new phone and did not get the 8100 because
    the silver model was so poorly backlit (and b/c of problems people had
    with the earpiece having a narrow sweet spot). I did not see any blue
    ones on display anywhere and assumed they were no better, but
    apparently they are much better if yours is bright! (IAC I'm happy
    with my VM4500. It lights up the room practically.)

    Jane

    >
    >
    >





  4. #4
    Stromm Sarnac
    Guest

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > An observation of interest....and wondering if anyone has any information on
    > what is standard or currently available...
    >
    > I have a Sanyo 8100, in blue. The keypad is completely illuminated with
    > backlight when I flip open the phone and dial and therefore very easy to see
    > in low level light.
    >
    > Others that I have seen in silver have a different keypad. The keys
    > themselves are silver, and only the numbers on the keys are actually
    > backlit. To the people that I know with these phones, they feel that it is
    > much more difficult to see the keypad in low light.

    Odd, I have a Silver 8100 and find the lit numbers are extremely
    bright. Even in low-mid level lights, especially in total darkness.

    I do hate that there's not a quick way to dim the display.



  5. #5
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    My wife's lavender/pearl 8100 has keys whose full shape lights up.

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620




  6. #6
    morlock
    Guest

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    In article <[email protected]>, wrote:

    >! (IAC I'm happy
    > )IAC I'm happy with my VM4500. It lights up the room practically.)
    >
    > Jane
    >

    I use the screen on my silver 8100 as a flashlight all the time.

    -morlock



  7. #7
    domina
    Guest

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    Just to clarify to those who have responded thus far, I wan not talking
    about the display, only the keypad. So it appears from the responses that
    the blue and pearl phones have a different keypad than the silver...Is there
    anyone out there with a silver phone that has a fully lighted keypad, and if
    so, from where did you get your phone?

    Thanks


    "domina" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > An observation of interest....and wondering if anyone has any information

    on
    > what is standard or currently available...
    >
    > I have a Sanyo 8100, in blue. The keypad is completely illuminated with
    > backlight when I flip open the phone and dial and therefore very easy to

    see
    > in low level light.
    >
    > Others that I have seen in silver have a different keypad. The keys
    > themselves are silver, and only the numbers on the keys are actually
    > backlit. To the people that I know with these phones, they feel that it

    is
    > much more difficult to see the keypad in low light.
    >
    > I was one of the first people to have an 8100, so I am wondering if Sanyo
    > made this change to the phone since I got mine, or whether it has

    something
    > to do with battery life. I have tested this out with others, and there
    > doesn't appear to be any significant loss of battery time between the
    > different phones.
    >
    > Has anyone else noticed or come across this?
    >
    > Thanks in advance to all who respond....
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Stromm Sarnac
    Guest

    Re: 8100 Keypad backlight

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Just to clarify to those who have responded thus far, I wan not talking
    > about the display, only the keypad. So it appears from the responses that
    > the blue and pearl phones have a different keypad than the silver...Is there
    > anyone out there with a silver phone that has a fully lighted keypad, and if
    > so, from where did you get your phone?
    >
    > Thanks

    As I wrote, my numbers (not the whole key) is lit and bright enough
    that I don't have problems seeing them.



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