| | 01-29-13, 01:52 AM Thread Author #172
"Getting it to work" was easy, but a phone is not a tablet. Of course there were a lot of things that needed adjusting due to the screen layout, resolution and pixel density. But more importantly: you use a phone in different situations than a tablet. While you tend to use a tablet with two hands, sitting down, when you have some time, a phone is often used with one hand, standing up, in a hurry. A phone is used more for looking up and transfering data, not so much for managing or creating data. So we prioritized those features in the design. Many of the UI-elements were re-worked and simplified for the smaller form factor and different use cases.
Originally Posted by DigitalMadness
Also, fitting the visualisation of a hierarchical folder tree into the BB10 "peek & flow" paradigm took a lot of hard work. But we think the result is very much worth it: in Files & Folders on BB10 you can't just peek backwards to the parent folder, you can also peek forwards into subfolders with simple swipes & gestures!
With the initial BB10 release we focused on getting (almost) all the PlayBook features usable on the phones. Of course we'll be tweaking and adding in the coming weeks/months as we get a chance to test with stock apps and other 3rd party apps.