1. Dlanod's Avatar
    Engadget's review and another one I read somewhere talk about capacitive touch buttons around the track pad.

    Quote: While the old Bolds lived up to their name by being a little rounded, kind of chubby, a bit bulbous, the new model is rather more svelte and sophisticated. Looking purely at its face it's hard to detect that anything has changed. You still have the same portrait QWERTY layout with the same basic button scheme, but where once lived a trackball now an optical trackpad sits. That's flanked by a solid bar of backlit capacitive touch buttons, newly monochrome and flush with the display. A curving bit of chrome separates those buttons from the keyboard, as before.

    Mine certainly didn't have these - they were up market versions of a basic curve. Anyone got the mystery capacitive ones?
    08-16-11 05:34 PM
  2. BestBuyAndrew's Avatar
    The buttons are not capacitive touch buttons.
    They are those new fangled things called physical buttons.
    Somewhat like the Torch 9800's buttons, but less bad and more monochrome.
    08-16-11 05:38 PM
  3. theSteve's Avatar
    Quote from Engadget: "On the left side you'll find openings for a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB port, while on the bottom is a little, riveted inset that provides something of a minor visual distraction"

    The same review also points out the charging contacts on the bottom as simply a "minor visual distraction".
    08-16-11 05:48 PM
  4. FBA's Avatar
    The "capacitive" touch buttons...are probably the one referred to on the screen itself, like while in a call for example. Since we are dealing with a capacitive touch screen...all buttons on it would be "capacitive". The buttons on the in-call screen are located right around the trackpad. The end.
    08-16-11 07:48 PM