- 02-11-13, 10:58 PM #2
For the last time, NO YOU CANT. No modern OS will allow you to do this, because it is redundant and useless to have 5 icons go to the same app. You can easily go to an individual inbox by swiping right in the hub, and clicking the account you want to see.
Change is good. Stop stigmatizing everything that isn't dome exactly how you're used to doing it. If blackberry and Microsoft had gone with this in mind, BB10 and Windows Phone would be nothing but glorified updates to BlackBerry OS, and Windows Mobile.
- 02-11-13, 10:58 PM #3
Since most people will use the BlackBerry Hub to send and receive their email, with fewer people integrating BlackBerry Messenger, Text Messaging, and Telephone Calls into the BlackBerry Hub, Team BlackBerry likely thought there was no need to provide a separate email icon(s). The BlackBerry Hub and a touch-screen smartphone are taking a bit of time to prevent "accidents".
- 02-11-13, 11:01 PM #4
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-11-13, 11:03 PM #5
- 197 Posts
I agree with the OP. Makes no sense to have icons for BBM, Text, etc, but not one for email. What is the difference? They all show in the Hub so why not have icons for them all, then people can choose which method they prefer to access those things. Aren't modern operating systems supposed to be about flexibility and having options?
- 02-11-13, 11:08 PM #6
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- 02-11-13, 11:12 PM #8
- 02-11-13, 11:14 PM #10
- 02-11-13, 11:18 PM #12
- 02-12-13, 12:11 AM #15
Why get rid of the sms button???
Here in the UK most phone plans comes with unlimited texts or a silly amount of them, so its only a few friends I use something like Whatsapp with the rest I text.
It must be a lot different in the US???
- 02-12-13, 12:43 AM #16
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- CrackBerry Addict
02-12-13, 08:09 AM #17
- 592 Posts
In previous os's yes we had one icon for every email address, but that was the old, tired way of doing things. It's quicker to just open the HUB and then tap the BlackBerry icon to see all of your email accounts separately, instead of poking around looking for a specific email icon. It's just one gesture and a tap.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-26-13, 08:34 PM #20
- 267 Posts
I agree with OP....it's a lot easier to hit the unlock button and just hit the email button. Without you're adding swipe up, right..then you may be stuck in text messages in the hub so lets say swipe out of that, then click the email then you are finally in. This as opposed to hitting unlock button, hit email icon. A device that is supposed to be the best with email really should have quick access to email...or at least the option if we want it.
- 04-27-13, 08:50 AM #23
Although it may appeal to some people by having the warm fuzzy icon in the app drawer, I find it much easier the way it is. I always have at least one active frame open, so using an icon would mean a swipe to the left just to find the icon. From the active frames page, it's just a swipe to the right to get to it (without searching for an icon or needing to swipe up first).
If you want to get technical, there's already an icon on every app drawer page. The navigation dots at the bottom of the screen have one for the Hub. Click on it from any page and you're in the Hub.
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- CrackBerry Master
04-27-13, 11:18 AM #25
- 1,202 Posts
I personally don't see the need for it. I like how the Hub works. On my old BlackBerry devices I'd hide all my inbox and text message icon and just use the one unified inbox. To me this is just taking it a step further.
As for the text msg icon I remember hearing it was carriers who pushed for this. Not sure how much truth is to that though.
It would be nice is BlackBerry gave the option of email inbox icons just because it seems like a lot of people want them. I personally wouldn't use them though.
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