We've found some ways to reduce some pins used on the CPU chip to allow the use of the present 80 pin package in the new unit. The higher pin version took up too much board space.
We've received a couple displays now and some more will come next week. Hopefully I can post some photos here so people can comment on what they prefer.
Component layout is slowly progressing. Much thought is going into the best way to have the keypad communicate with dual boards, the backup battery charging strategy and how best to incorporate some of the new features.