Welcome to the CrackBerry Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. adamssuds's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    48 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    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.

    Go RIM!
  2. BergerKing's Avatar

    31,949 Posts
    Global Posts
    33,309 Global Posts
    By request.


    It's like a Crescent wrench, ambidextrous.
  3. simu31's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    591 Posts


    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

  4. Skeevecr's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    3,640 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,641 Global Posts


    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.
  5. adamssuds's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    48 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #5  


    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.

  6. Innovatology's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    1,273 Posts


    I think lefties will actually have an advantage too: your hand won't cover the long-press context menu.
    kdna likes this.
  7. peter9477's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    5,215 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,218 Global Posts


    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.
  8. Wbrian's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    580 Posts
    Global Posts
    593 Global Posts


    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...

  9. Masahiro's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    4,279 Posts


    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Rant: Loyal BB user for 10+ yrs
    By neef in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 05-27-11, 11:59 PM
  2. Calling All Left-Handed Storm Users
    By Pharaoh45 in forum Storm Rants & Raves Forum
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 04-08-09, 12:34 PM
  3. Left Hand Side Exposed Metal
    By sambou in forum BlackBerry 8800, 8820
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-10-08, 05:51 AM
  4. 4.5 beta doesn't have profiles in the left hand corner.
    By megk03 in forum BlackBerry Curve 83xx
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-20-08, 09:23 PM
  5. new user // bb <--> computer
    By miamibb2514 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-22-07, 07:48 PM

Posting Permissions