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    Default Bluetooth keyboard test / result

    Hi

    So I have bought a small bluetooth keyboard to work with my BlackBerry Z30.

    I'm used to use BSSH, or need to write long text. So why not ?

    As I'm french, I have chosen an AZERTY keyboard.

    Result : the device is immediately know by the BlackBerry OS. So set up is quiet easy BUT and unfortunately BUT !

    Only QWERTY keyboards work
    So I can't use special characters.

    And unfortunately with android applications it's near unusable !

    Moreover floating action bar is bad positionned

    Of course I have opened tickets and requests on JIRA tool.

    As far as, I should be able to :
    - switch AZERTY / QWERTY key map
    - Alt + tab to switch between the opened application
    - windows key to go to home screen
    - windows + tab to switch between application or hub

    As a developer, I'd like to add support but it isn't possible. I'd like to map some keys :
    - print screen key for screenshot
    - media key (volume, play, forward...) to control media player
    - alt + return to complete or choose a predictive word

    And of course BlackBerry OS should support landscape mode fully. It's important for Z10/Z30 device. It's my point of view if we want to use our great device as a laptop !

    At last, a plan for MS Office on BlackBerry 10 device ?

    Nicolas

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    BlackBerry 10 seems not to work properly with Bluetooth keyboards as even on mine when paired with my Z10 I can't use special characters. I've got on the keyboard US qwerty layout, which is not my traditional layout. On Windows 8 and Linux (Fedora 20) the keyboard works perfect.

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    Is it still impossible to change the layout of a bluetooth keyboard ?

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    I have opened a ticket ; I'm thinking that BlackBerry fixes the issue but only with 10.3 release !

    Nicolas

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    I had same problem cause I am using bt mouse and bt keyboard with my z10 to write journalist reports for sports.
    I kinda solved problem with find and replace function.
    For instance instead of ? i type zh, instead of ? i type ch, and after I am done writing i just correct all letters

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    Thanks for the info, let's hope they will fix it soon!

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    Thanks for the info and great report.
    Blackberry Z10 10.2.1.3253 (France) + Playbook 64Go OS2.1
    Blackberry Z30 10.2.1.3253 (France
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    Has anyone tried with a 10.3 leak, or do we have to wait for 10.3.1, since 10.3 is for the Passport, which already has a physical keyboard ?

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