Something I noticed..

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    This may be old news but I Just noticed it..

    I have my phone in the case on the kickstand. When I wave my hand in front of it, the hard keys light up, when I move away the go out. Wave my hand in front of it again, they go on. Must be the sensor.
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    That, or you have the force!
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    lol.....
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    I cant get mine to do that. The force must be strong in you Jedi!
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    There needs to be a sign on the door of this thread: Warning EXTREME nerds only!
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    lol I tested it before I plugged it in, plugged in they stay on. Maybe my telikenesis lessons are finally paying off :p

    My battery was at 50%, so this may be a power saving feature, I, like many others are still exploring and experimenting with it .. will update when I test it out some more.
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    What color would you like it? :D
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    I'm also noticing intermittent lighting on the hard keys. How are everyone else's behaving?
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    How about Millenium Falcon gray?! [h=1]:icon_ rofl: [/h]
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    Well, the op did have 1st choice. But I guess we could have it different colors and make it flash :icon_ rofl:
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    I really think its a battery saving feature, if your below a certain level, it will turn on, like a motion detector. I could and am probably wrong. But I tested it 3 times, waved my hand in front of it lights came on, then few secs later shut off, repeated 3 times with same results.
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    I believe in the proximity sensor there is a light sensor of sorts.
    When it's bright, the hard keys do not light. When it's dark, they do light.
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    It's the proximity light sensor. It is located above the motorola logo on the top edge of your phone, to the right of where your ear piece speaker is. If you try putting your finger over it, it will cause the hard buttons to light up
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    Ok now I know its not my super powers making this happen.. it appears if your batter is below 50% or 40% and you wave your hand or walk in front of your phone this happens. I tried it twice again, and same results. So its definitely a power saving feature. I had my phone plugged in both times, I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I'm guessing not, as it would only seem logical that you would want to save your battery power more, more when its not plugged iit. I'll try and get a video of it next time... but this was 4 30 this morning and didn't think of recording anything... lol
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    It doesn't have anything to do with the battery level. My battery is fully charged (unplugged) and when I put my hand over the sensor, the keys light up because there is less light hitting the sensor. The key backlight only turns on when it's darker.
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    He's more machine now than man...