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  1. reative79's Avatar
    Until the actual launch date, I was keeping my fingers crossed hoping to see a trackpad in the new Key2. Although I am severely disappointed, I wonder if I can still continue my wait for a trackpad version coming out sometime within a year or two.
    Tomy S likes this.
    06-15-18 04:08 AM
  2. Renwick's Avatar
    What about the keyboard?
    06-15-18 05:09 AM
  3. Kraeutermann's Avatar
    Look for pointer mode for use with the keyboard

    Posted via CB10
    wldcrd likes this.
    06-15-18 06:26 AM
  4. DWonder's Avatar
    KEY2 is a no for the trackpad unfortunately. Maybe one day they'll make one with a trackpad BUT we shouldn't expect it. Nothin wrong with dreamin tho...nothin at all :-)
    Tomy S likes this.
    06-15-18 06:42 AM
  5. nucks26's Avatar
    A trackpad makes 0 sense with android.
    Rowe6 likes this.
    06-15-18 10:53 AM
  6. joewoo's Avatar
    .... You're gonna be waiting longer than 2 years....
    Rowe6 likes this.
    06-15-18 03:36 PM
  7. WES51's Avatar
    Until the actual launch date, I was keeping my fingers crossed hoping to see a trackpad in the new Key2. Although I am severely disappointed, I wonder if I can still continue my wait for a trackpad version coming out sometime within a year or two.
    OP, I'm with you. I miss the trackpad as well, although I had no hopes to see it on the Key2. Indeed I doubt we will ever see another phone with trackpad, which is very sad.

    Selecting text with trackpad and executing other functions just can't be matched with any other method in my opinion. I wonder why the little gained 'realestate' is worth so much to so many people, who are passionately resisting the trackpad.
    06-16-18 04:10 PM
  8. Mr Bigs's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out what in the world made you guys think this phone would have a trackpad ??
    the_boon and Kraeutermann like this.
    06-16-18 06:24 PM
  9. mfk2901's Avatar
    if they find a way to integrate a trackpad while keeping the touch sensitive keyboard that might be a a good combo to make the key3 appealing
    06-16-18 07:42 PM
  10. Rowe6's Avatar
    A trackpad for such big screen estate would be madness
    06-17-18 03:38 AM
  11. Chris_R's Avatar
    The trackpad on the Classic I've actually hardly ever used, as I came from the 9700 - and there it worked and made sense and it was much more integrated in the OS than on BB10.
    And rightly so, with such a big screen now with the k1/k2 it would be "madness".

    However, if there was a new pointer mode by maybe double clicking the keyboard - such as it exists already but only is working for text fields (afaik) - that would be a good compromise I guess?
    06-17-18 07:12 AM
  12. DWonder's Avatar
    A trackpad for such big screen estate would be madness
    Madness? IMHO, a trackpad with a such a big screen makes more sense. To keep from having to reach all the way to the top of the screen to click a link or just move around a page.

    It's just hard to believe how people forget or didn't realize using the trackpad on the Classic (for example) u NEVER had to touch the screen unless u wanted to. Could use the trackpad to navigate homepages and could click apps / files to open. Same with editing text and browsing. How does that not make sense on a BiGGER screen?

    The ease or difficulty of integrating that into Android is debatable but the argument against it for being difficult is gettin weaker given the new Android Oreo gestures, etc. So it would be people who just don't want it for wutever crazy reason, not because it's IMPOSSIBLE, lol.
    06-17-18 07:18 AM
  13. scrannel's Avatar
    My wife hated trackpad on her Classic, though she came from earlier (pre-BB10) devices. 100% does not miss on her Key1. FWIW.
    06-17-18 10:02 AM
  14. Kraeutermann's Avatar
    Like I mentioned before: try pointer enabled mode to use the keyboard as a touchpad for one handed use.
    06-17-18 12:57 PM
  15. AmritD's Avatar
    If BBM ever does make a trackpad model, I don't see that happening before a minimum of 2 years.
    Oh btw, I would be all in for a trackpad

    ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.3.2163
    DWonder likes this.
    06-17-18 01:00 PM
  16. StutterStep's Avatar
    Just hope that this pointer mode is still possible on the Key2 like it was on the KeyOne. Very few people know about this even for the keyOne since it was tucked away

    wldcrd likes this.
    06-17-18 03:14 PM
  17. nevertoofar's Avatar
    A trackpad in the classic didn't have any sense and on Android? Come on! Who needs a trackpad nowadays?

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    06-17-18 03:18 PM
  18. kobnyc's Avatar
    The keyboard is the track pad. I use it all the time on my K1. hope it's better on the K2! I
    06-21-18 02:05 AM
  19. WES51's Avatar
    The keyboard is the track pad. I use it all the time on my K1. hope it's better on the K2! I
    Having no experience with the Key1, how do you select text?

    What are the steps to point and select?

    Is there then a keyboard shortcut (like 'alt + c') that copies, or do you have to reach for popped up screen commands to select copy?

    Then can you just point somewhere and simply press 'alt + v' to paste?
    06-23-18 09:43 AM
  20. jmorgan456's Avatar
    A trackpad in the classic didn't have any sense and on Android? Come on! Who needs a trackpad nowadays?

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    One could say the same thing about a keyboard. ... and many do.
    06-23-18 09:53 AM
  21. anon(9175377)'s Avatar
    Thanks. Did not know you could do that on KEYone
    06-23-18 10:11 AM
  22. Raveem's Avatar
    As many have pointed out, the world seems to have forgotten that once upon a time, we could navigate a cursor though text, and do associated selection/copy/paste/cut, on the first try rather than the 13th. Only the iPhone’s bubble comes a distant second to any sort of practical capability, Android’s functionality on this front is a total joke.
    Last edited by Raveem; 06-27-18 at 04:52 AM.
    WES51 likes this.
    06-24-18 05:23 AM
  23. the_boon's Avatar
    Just hope that this pointer mode is still possible on the Key2 like it was on the KeyOne. Very few people know about this even for the keyOne since it was tucked away

    Thanks!!

    I did this on my K1 BE last week and it works beautifully
    06-24-18 05:47 AM
  24. Smokeaire's Avatar
    Deleted comment because this wasn't the feature I thought was being discussed. Ugh!
    Last edited by Smokeaire; 06-24-18 at 11:02 AM.
    06-24-18 06:54 AM
  25. DWonder's Avatar
    Thanks!!

    I did this on my K1 BE last week and it works beautifully
    I tried it a couple times but there's a step that I can never get past. U have to run the ADB program on ur computer to be able to add the commands to the "Global Table"? :-/
    06-24-18 09:41 AM
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