1. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    How's if BlackBerry Passport make it possible to operate the device with cursor or pointer, like the old BlackBerry device? For example, double-tapping the keyboard while on the browser, makes the pointer pop-up, we can move the cursor around with the keyboard like using the track pad, and we can click links with it. When we want the pointer to go away, just double click the keyboard again. Disable this double-tapping feature, whenever we are writing on a text box, for example. That would be very convenient. What you think?
    10-10-14 05:43 PM
  2. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    No. Why would you want a pointer on a touch device?
    10-10-14 06:01 PM
  3. irweezyy's Avatar
    How's if BlackBerry Passport make it possible to operate the device with cursor or pointer, like the old BlackBerry device? For example, double-tapping the keyboard while on the browser, makes the pointer pop-up, we can move the cursor around with the keyboard like using the track pad, and we can click links with it. When we want the pointer to go away, just double click the keyboard again. Disable this double-tapping feature, whenever we are writing on a text box, for example. That would be very convenient. What you think?
    I agree, I hope they bring this with a future update!

    It works great on web pages that have those menus that when you hover over they bring up more options, plus it was a lot more precise on the old devices.

    I would also like to be able to swipe left and right on the keyboard to move between pages on the home screen.

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    10-10-14 06:06 PM
  4. homl's Avatar
    The Passport is compatible with Bluetooth mice and keyboards. The curser/pointer will pop up.
    With Bluetooth mouse & keyboard, and a Miracast LCD TV, it is like an ultra-portable computer setup in your pocket; completely wireless. Amazingly cool. Truly mobile computing.
    10-10-14 06:24 PM
  5. Mirk's Avatar
    The touch keyboard functions basically only do keyboard things and scrolling... I'm fairly certain there was a reason for this. Ease of usability most likely...
    10-10-14 06:27 PM
  6. akuma13's Avatar
    The Passport is compatible with Bluetooth mice and keyboards. The curser/pointer will pop up.
    With Bluetooth mouse & keyboard, and a Miracast LCD TV, it is like an ultra-portable computer setup in your pocket; completely wireless. Amazingly cool. Truly mobile computing.

    Wait, so you connect a passport to a monitor?!
    10-10-14 06:32 PM
  7. nycspaces.'s Avatar
    Surfing and scroll are awesome in landscape mode if you can call it landscape on a square! But really nice for forums

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    10-10-14 07:27 PM
  8. weiberry's Avatar
    Wait, so you connect a passport to a monitor?!
    So how do you do that?

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    10-10-14 07:30 PM
  9. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    No. Why would you want a pointer on a touch device?
    Because it might help with the one-handed operation of the device. Especially when browsing. Lol. Bold devices, and classic would also feature cursors. I think.
    10-10-14 07:51 PM
  10. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    So how do you do that?

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    HDMI port I guess. Or, using a Miracast adapter.
    10-10-14 07:51 PM
  11. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    Surfing and scroll are awesome in landscape mode if you can call it landscape on a square! But really nice for forums

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    Yes, that's true. But what if we want to go to next pages. . The cursor would come in handy. At least that's what I think. Then it become a true hybrid device.
    10-10-14 07:52 PM
  12. homl's Avatar
    Wait, so you connect a passport to a monitor?!
    Some LCD TV have build in Miracast ability, or you can pickup a Miracast dongle for your monitor or LCD TV.
    If you want to go the wired route, you can connect using a Slimport adapter and a HDMI cable.
    10-10-14 08:44 PM
  13. akuma13's Avatar
    Some LCD TV have build in Miracast ability, or you can pickup a Miracast dongle for your monitor or LCD TV.
    If you want to go the wired route, you can connect using a Slimport adapter and a HDMI cable.
    Wow so it can be like a mini PC that you can dock. That's awesome! I really want to get this phone.
    10-13-14 10:17 PM
  14. xsacha's Avatar
    Wow so it can be like a mini PC that you can dock. That's awesome! I really want to get this phone.
    It's not just this phone. All Blackberry 10 phones are like this. Even the Playbook could do this.

    Also, pretty much all Android devices can do this.

    In fact, I was doing this on my Symbian phone 4 years ago (Nokia N8) which supported USB or bluetooth mice/keyboard and HDMI.
    10-13-14 11:39 PM
  15. johnsliderbb's Avatar
    try to hit the cross marking on an advert screen with a finger. 9 out of 10 I open the advert instead of clicking it away (and i have skinny fingers). With the mouse pointer as on legacy BB you can click spot on. Other advantage is to have full one finger control on webpages.
    06-17-16 09:40 AM

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