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  1. Jonnn21's Avatar
    I don't get it , isn't this an obvious feature that should have been there in the beginning. My basic non smartphone from work does it.

    Come on BlackBerry get with it. You updated the stupid calculator but not other issues like this or the REBOOT problem. I don't get it?

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    Dave Bourque likes this.
    05-16-13 10:03 AM
  2. brout's Avatar
    I don't want a landscape home screen. Completely unnecesary.
    05-16-13 10:10 AM
  3. samab's Avatar
    I don't get it , isn't this an obvious feature that should have been there in the beginning. My basic non smartphone from work does it.

    Come on BlackBerry get with it. You updated the stupid calculator but not other issues like this or the REBOOT problem. I don't get it?

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    If they made a landscape homescreen, you would have seen BB10 on the Playbook. Isn't that even more obvious?
    05-16-13 10:15 AM
  4. darkehawke's Avatar
    It's this basic function lacking that gives the impression that BlackBerry 10 is unfinished.
    It is annoying that they can't seem to fit this in and it doesn't show off BlackBerry in a good light

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    robitaille93 and ihys like this.
    05-16-13 10:18 AM
  5. darkwater79's Avatar
    Yeah this is not a big thing. The browser, the hub and apps rotate. Don't much care about the icons.

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    05-16-13 10:24 AM
  6. Jonnn21's Avatar
    Point is BASIC non smart phones do it.

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    05-16-13 10:33 AM
  7. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Then my iPhone and a lot of stock Androids are unfinished.
    Consistency is the key here, friend.
    05-16-13 10:38 AM
  8. Rayysai's Avatar
    i don't really care for nor see a point to having my homescreen be in landscape mode. Just because basic phones do it doesn't mean current phones need to if it's a useless feature (in my opinion)
    SINGIDUNUM11, KemKev and Juango94 like this.
    05-16-13 10:38 AM
  9. Signhere's Avatar
    I don't agree with the OP at all. This would drive me nuts

    Black Tie Z10
    Blacula and brout like this.
    05-16-13 10:46 AM
  10. Jonnn21's Avatar
    The problem is swiping. I'm in an email landscape mode. I want to go to the homescreen, where do I swipe. I have to rotate the phone then swipe. I want to stay in landscape and switch apps without rotating.

    It's a stupid gripe I admit but an option that could be added and disabled if the user prefers would be great.

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    kbz1960, mnc76 and Brandon Orr like this.
    05-16-13 10:48 AM
  11. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Hmm I want to dislike not like the OP haha.

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    05-16-13 10:54 AM
  12. kbz1960's Avatar
    How about a friggen option for those that want it. And no it isn't stupid just because BBRY claimed it to be stupid. It would annoy me as well to be in an app in landscape and having to constantly turn my phone because other parts of the phone don't support it.
    05-16-13 11:03 AM
  13. UndeadNinjaa's Avatar
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    05-16-13 11:04 AM
  14. Rob Grieve's Avatar
    This would actually be a key feature for docking the Z10 as the ports are on the side. When docked you would want the whole phone to rotate no? When blackberry do release the dock for the Z10 I think we will see this feature on the device. Or are blackberry waiting to finish the feature before they release the dock.

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    05-16-13 11:05 AM
  15. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    You probably won't see the home screen in landscape anytime soon. It's more involved than just making the screen landscape; you have to make sure everything on the screen fits; icon, top and bottom bar, etc. Landscape was already done in BB PlayBook OS 1.0 and 2.0 and they removed it intentionally.
    05-16-13 11:10 AM
  16. dannejanne's Avatar
    The problem is swiping. I'm in an email landscape mode. I want to go to the homescreen, where do I swipe. I have to rotate the phone then swipe. I want to stay in landscape and switch apps without rotating.

    It's a stupid gripe I admit but an option that could be added and disabled if the user prefers would be great.

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    No. Swipe from below like you always do. The gesture follows the orientation. It takes you to the active frames page like usual but it will be in landscape.

    I would go nuts if my homescreen changed orientation all the time. In the 6 smartphones I've had in two years (Android, WP, MeGoo, BB) none have had homescreen rotation out of the box. For good reason too. It drives me nuts every time I have enabled it on Android phones.
    05-16-13 11:13 AM
  17. ioansuhov's Avatar
    Oh, come on... It is about having a homescreen which is a stable part of the os, that you always come back to, and no matter how you hold your phone it will not rotate and therefore you would be able to use your phone with just one hand, for example.
    The Galaxy Serie does not have landscape rotate, the wp8 phone do not have landscape on homescreen, the LG phones do not have etc. You see my point. I could not imagine that one of these companies (one of them being the best sold phone manufacture- samsung) would not have made a market study about this.
    If you want landscape, move to Android and install GoLauncher.
    I did not meant to offend you, I just wanted to state my opinion I hope you could look from a different perspective.
    I wish you all the best !
    05-16-13 11:20 AM
  18. KemKev's Avatar
    The problem is swiping. I'm in an email landscape mode. I want to go to the homescreen, where do I swipe. I have to rotate the phone then swipe. I want to stay in landscape and switch apps without rotating.

    It's a stupid gripe I admit but an option that could be added and disabled if the user prefers would be great.

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    Seeing you admit yours is a "stupid gripe", I am OK with that because it really is (though you are perfectly entitled to it). For sure, BBRY has more pressing concerns/priorities.
    05-16-13 11:21 AM
  19. NaijaBerry's Avatar
    Then my iPhone and a lot of stock Androids are unfinished.
    Consistency is the key here, friend.
    Totally agree, my SGS3 doesn't do it, don't see the use of it anyway.....
    05-16-13 11:36 AM
  20. kbz1960's Avatar
    Wow my 9850 does that. Now they are all going backwards, eh
    05-16-13 11:40 AM
  21. lang007's Avatar
    I see no need for it myself. But I would like the swipe function to work when I am in another application in landscape.
    05-16-13 11:42 AM
  22. kbz1960's Avatar
    Oh, come on... It is about having a homescreen which is a stable part of the os, that you always come back to, and no matter how you hold your phone it will not rotate and therefore you would be able to use your phone with just one hand, for example.
    The Galaxy Serie does not have landscape rotate, the wp8 phone do not have landscape on homescreen, the LG phones do not have etc. You see my point. I could not imagine that one of these companies (one of them being the best sold phone manufacture- samsung) would not have made a market study about this.
    If you want landscape, move to Android and install GoLauncher.
    I did not meant to offend you, I just wanted to state my opinion I hope you could look from a different perspective.
    I wish you all the best !
    So you're saying BBRY should just do and copy what everyone else does?
    DrBoomBotz likes this.
    05-16-13 11:42 AM
  23. adrenaline_junkie_ff's Avatar
    My old Storm and Storm 2 were capable of landscape at all levels. It was a whole lot more efficient to be able to go from one app to the home screen and into another app with out turning my phone every time. Just because I OS and druids can't do it doesn't mean that should be the standard. That's just ignorant. BlackBerry needs to be staying ahead of the curve instead of falling behind in the race.

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    05-16-13 11:42 AM
  24. Nesquik's Avatar
    How is this a basic feature? All the new phones out now including Iphone, SG4, etc don't do it -- doesn't seem basic at all. It would just seem like an added feature -- hardly required.
    jstirtzinger likes this.
    05-16-13 11:44 AM
  25. Rob Grieve's Avatar
    Does anyone realise that the Z10 needs this for docking to look good but also be usable. Turn your Z10 on its slide like if it was docked, the hub works fine it changes orientation, so do many other apps, but go to the home screen and its portrait. For BlackBerry to release a dock, the Z10 in particular need the home screen to go into landscape. This however could take time as the home screen has to look good in this orientation. Maybe for those who don't want it to change a rotating only while docked setting will be needed.

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    05-16-13 11:49 AM
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