1. keypad's Avatar
    It seems logical to use the fingerprint space-bar as a Trackpad like on the legacy BlackBerrys and the classic.

    Is this a feature any forum members would be interested in?
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    01-08-17 12:54 PM
  2. H4zN's Avatar
    It seems a little far fetched, but I like that thought!

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    01-08-17 12:56 PM
  3. ChrisLeNeve's Avatar
    The whole keyboard is a trackpad, like passport and priv

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    01-08-17 01:16 PM
  4. RoseBud68's Avatar
    The whole keyboard is a trackpad, like passport and priv

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    The keyboard is used for scrolling, not like a track pad.
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    01-08-17 01:19 PM
  5. H4zN's Avatar
    The whole keyboard is a trackpad, like passport and priv

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    OP probably means the functionality of the Classic's trackpad.

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    01-08-17 01:30 PM
  6. slagman5's Avatar
    It seems logical to use the fingerprint space-bar as a Trackpad like on the legacy BlackBerrys and the classic.

    Is this a feature any forum members would be interested in?
    What difference would that be from using the rest of the keyboard? And no, you can't use the space bar as a "click" function since it serves other purposes like scrolling one page down...

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    01-08-17 02:36 PM
  7. slagman5's Avatar
    The keyboard is used for scrolling, not like a track pad.
    Thank you, I'm glad someone else recognizes the difference between the two.

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    01-08-17 02:37 PM
  8. nycspaces.'s Avatar
    It's a good idea, pixel uses the gesture to pull down the notifications shade, I like this a lot but would prefer to have an option to use as a track pad if it could be worked out.
    01-08-17 04:14 PM
  9. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    The keyboard is used for scrolling, not like a track pad.
    The keyboard actually has some of the same functionality of the trackpad like granular text selection. It's not just used for scrolling.
    01-08-17 04:56 PM
  10. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Assuming the efficient functionality and usability could be worked out, I definitely like the idea.
    01-08-17 05:56 PM
  11. evodevo69's Avatar
    It seems logical to use the fingerprint space-bar as a Trackpad like on the legacy BlackBerrys and the classic.

    Is this a feature any forum members would be interested in?
    Given that they couldn't even integrate the track pad function with bb10 that well, I don't think they can with Android. At all.

    Not BlackBerrys decision, that's obvious to me.

    For example, they added pinch gestures to the android hub. But it doesn't look nice the way it works. I asked their developer, if they can add the animation like it was on bb10. He said no, not possible.
    01-08-17 07:38 PM
  12. bb_bunny's Avatar
    To repeat myself I would like the trackpad in the space bar. The precision of cursor placement would be more PRECISE. Better for corrections on docs
    01-11-17 11:39 PM
  13. antonrr's Avatar
    Too nerdy for the average user.

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    01-12-17 10:58 AM
  14. SDTRMG's Avatar
    To repeat myself I would like the trackpad in the space bar. The precision of cursor placement would be more PRECISE. Better for corrections on docs
    Androids not build for trackpad compatibility, at least not in the way bbos was. I think the fingerprint scanner was a smarter more main stream decision.
    01-13-17 07:11 AM
  15. Adam Rees's Avatar
    Androids not build for trackpad compatibility, at least not in the way bbos was. I think the fingerprint scanner was a smarter more main stream decision.
    Well that's not true one bit! Considering you can attach a mouse to android devices and see a cursor on screen I'd argue the functionality is more integrated than on BB10.

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    01-14-17 01:56 AM
  16. thurask's Avatar
    Well that's not true one bit! Considering you can attach a mouse to android devices and see a cursor on screen I'd argue the functionality is more integrated than on BB10.

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    And yet, how many Android phones are advertised with mice sticking out of them?
    01-14-17 02:11 AM
  17. Adam Rees's Avatar
    And yet, how many Android phones are advertised with mice sticking out of them?
    None. But the comment was about Androids functionality to produce a trackpad like experience.

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    01-14-17 02:15 AM
  18. thurask's Avatar
    None. But the comment was about Androids functionality to produce a trackpad like experience.

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    Still, fingerprint readers are more popular and more useful than trackpads to 99.999repeating% of consumers. And assuming it's a capacitive physical keyboard like the Passport or Priv then cross your fingers for Pointer Mode.
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    01-14-17 02:18 AM
  19. Moon_Man's Avatar
    Also it would be a bit annoying having a trackpad in the spacebar since you will always accidentally swipe on the capacitive keyboard

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    01-14-17 02:28 AM
  20. Adam Rees's Avatar
    Also it would be a bit annoying having a trackpad in the spacebar since you will always accidentally swipe on the capacitive keyboard

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    Agreed!

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    01-14-17 03:15 AM
  21. slagman5's Avatar
    Also it would be a bit annoying having a trackpad in the spacebar since you will always accidentally swipe on the capacitive keyboard

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    I am 100% for having a trackpad, but for it to be on the spacebar does have a lot of potential issues like you just touched on. For me it's a dedicated trackpad with click function or not. We have the glorified scroll wheel of the capacitive keyboard, so hey, at least it's something...

    And for those who say Android isn't made for a trackpad, 50% true. Some old Androids had trackpads, and some apps still give function to them. Heck, use the Android Facebook or Facebook messenger on your BB Classic, give the trackpad a try. It works for both of them. I've found it works in other apps too but can't remember which. If BB wrote it into the software to work in the homescreen as well I don't see why it's not possible. But oh well, the Mercury doesn't have it, just a fingerprint reader that I would have disabled at all times...

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    01-14-17 08:07 AM
  22. SDTRMG's Avatar
    Well that's not true one bit! Considering you can attach a mouse to android devices and see a cursor on screen I'd argue the functionality is more integrated than on BB10.

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    A mouse and trackpad compatibility from bbos are completely different.
    01-14-17 04:58 PM
  23. keypad's Avatar
    Did I miss something, where was the hardware innovation?
    02-26-17 04:01 AM

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