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  1. adamssuds's Avatar
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    Default Left Handed users BB 10

    I am an avid BB user and am counting the days until January 30th. I am left handed and was curious if anybody knows if the BB 10 has the capability to be used by left handed users? I'm sure it will be fine but I was just curious.

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    Vivek Bhardwaj, RIM's Head of Software Portfolio for BlackBerry - the guy that does all the demos - is apparently left handed.

    I'm guessing it's ok for a left handed user, as he is

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    It would seem like the main peek gesture would be less comfortable for a left-handed user, but still usable, it would probably be a bigger issue in the future when they will presumably have bb10 devices with larger displays and you would hope they would introduce a left-handed mode for those that needed it.
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    Thanks everyone. As a leftie we often feel left out... I do agree that the BB 10 platform will work just fine.

    Again, thank you for your input.

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    I think lefties will actually have an advantage too: your hand won't cover the long-press context menu.
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    I forget the reference, but I just read that one of RIM's lead designers who was involved in this is also left-handed, and says that it's not a problem and works equally well for lefties or righties.
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    It seems from the videos I've been watching that it's designed for righties. FIne for me, as I'm right handed. But my wife is a lefty. It seems like it would be an easy thing for them to code it to switch for lefties and basically have a mirrored version of the OS, no? That would also be a huge advertising boon, as no other smart phone is that customizable...

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    I'm right handed, but I'm able to use for phone with my left hand just fine. I don't know why, but I always use my left for electronics.
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