10-13-14 05:22 AM
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  1. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    It's good to see that they're thinking of usability on the Passport

    Passport Calculator update brings keymapping-img_20141008_212822.png

    Posted on my Passport
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    10-09-14 12:29 AM
  2. Uzi's Avatar
    Nice to see

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    10-09-14 12:34 AM
  3. Dodopremier's Avatar
    Good. Just available now in France.
    10-09-14 01:46 AM
  4. TheoRadu's Avatar
    It's good to see that they're thinking of usability on the Passport

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    Posted on my Passport
    What OS is that?

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    10-09-14 02:38 AM
  5. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    The app was just updated. It didn't come with an OS update.

    Posted on my Passport
    10-09-14 03:30 AM
  6. shakingthrough's Avatar
    I feel like this is going to be a stupid question, but doesn't the mapping seem upside down? For instance I would have expected the X-C-V to correspond to the 1-2-3, and the W-E-R to correspond to the 7-8-9. Am I missing something?
    10-09-14 06:20 AM
  7. jhirizarry's Avatar
    Passport Calculator update brings keymapping-img_20141009_113228.png
    As you see, numbers are mapped accordingly to the virtual screen keys. But I didn't notice till now.

    This is another screen shot from within Calc, this time on the Tips screen.


    Passport Calculator update brings keymapping-img_20141009_113457.png

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.0.1154 on AT&T
    10-09-14 11:36 AM
  8. Lalabum's Avatar
    I've just looked at the keyboard on my work issued Blackberry Curve (which looks dinky next to my Passport) & with the exception of 0 the number layout is the same


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    10-09-14 12:11 PM
  9. ozlonzo's Avatar
    It is to do with the fact that phones and calculators traditionally have the numbers the opposite way around. So if you want to do a touch screen calculator you put 1 at the bottom and a keyboard one has 1 at the top.

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    10-09-14 12:27 PM
  10. rider997's Avatar
    It's good to see that they're thinking of usability on the Passport

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    Posted on my Passport
    The visual hints aren't showing up for me after the update, although hitting the physical keys does work.


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    10-09-14 12:31 PM
  11. gg bb's Avatar
    Missed T and Y on the brackets!

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    10-09-14 12:31 PM
  12. Mirk's Avatar
    So if you want to do a touch screen calculator you put 1 at the bottom and a keyboard one has 1 at the top.
    Calculators and keyboards have the 1 at the bottom, phones have the 1 at the top. The calculator app is the same as a typical calculator but the rest of the phone is laid out like a keyboard/phone.

    The one odd thing is although the calculator layout is different all the mapping is the same as elsewhere on the Passport, except for the + and - keys.
    10-09-14 12:46 PM
  13. rider997's Avatar
    The visual hints aren't showing up for me after the update, although hitting the physical keys does work.


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    Actually, it looks like they did two Calculator updates in two days. The very newest one does show the PK hints. The "mirrored" mapping between physical keys and the onscreen numbers is a bit annoying though.
    10-09-14 12:54 PM
  14. gg bb's Avatar
    Think although the numbers are mirrored to the keyboard I don't think BlackBerry could really do anything different.
    Having the keys different in calculator would only confuse.

    The symbols however seem wrong think we might get another update tomorrow?

    T and Y work as () but are not displayed
    M works as. But is only displayed on the main calculator screen

    +-*/??? What?

    Lastly and most odd the extra on screen e that when pressed displays 2
    And no its not Eulers number rounded down!

    A it of a shame as the Passport has very few bugs or oddities once you get used to it it's very logical well thought out in general.
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    10-09-14 01:15 PM
  15. nah.uhh's Avatar
    Calculators and keyboards have the 1 at the bottom, phones have the 1 at the top. The calculator app is the same as a typical calculator but the rest of the phone is laid out like a keyboard/phone.

    The one odd thing is although the calculator layout is different all the mapping is the same as elsewhere on the Passport, except for the + and - keys.
    I was going to say.. who chose the +- key location lol
    10-09-14 01:25 PM
  16. nah.uhh's Avatar
    Actually, it looks like they did two Calculator updates in two days. The very newest one does show the PK hints. The "mirrored" mapping between physical keys and the onscreen numbers is a bit annoying though.
    Also 2 fb updates (off topic sorry)
    10-09-14 01:26 PM
  17. macberry33's Avatar
    I suppose the update didn't bring thousands separators yet, right?

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    10-09-14 04:16 PM
  18. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    No thousands separators, sorry.

    Posted on my Passport
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    10-10-14 03:32 AM
  19. ShadowRaine's Avatar
    They ought to map the phone buttons too. Just for us old fashioned types

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    10-10-14 08:16 AM
  20. u4ria's Avatar
    No thousands separators, sorry.

    Posted on my Passport
    This. What's better for usability? Digit separations or letters on a calculator? BlackBerry, give us digit separations!!

    Channel for Asian eye candy
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    10-10-14 08:26 AM
  21. lonestar1135's Avatar
    Still doesn't save your tip percentage amount. Have to change the 15% everytime. Would be nice to have the option to save whatever percentage you want.

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    10-10-14 09:01 AM
  22. macberry33's Avatar
    This. What's better for usability? Digit separations or letters on a calculator? BlackBerry, give us digit separations!!

    Channel for Asian eye candy
    I totally agree. Its a business phone.
    10-10-14 11:26 AM
  23. macberry33's Avatar
    From what I see there is still a lot to be developed in this blackberry core app
    Last edited by macberry33; 10-13-14 at 12:15 AM.
    10-10-14 11:27 AM
  24. Mirk's Avatar
    You know, I can't think of the last calculator I've used that didn't have the thousand separators.

    Edit: I just checked the Icanmakeitbetter site and this was posted 7 months ago... that's kinda sad.
    10-10-14 01:00 PM
  25. macberry33's Avatar
    You know, I can't think of the last calculator I've used that didn't have the thousand separators.

    Edit: I just checked the Icanmakeitbetter site and this was posted 7 months ago... that's kinda sad.
    7 months show the type of interest that Blackberry has to make sure their phones are actually real business phones.

    It takes less than a month to code thousands separator in the app and the only thing they need to do is to update it OTA (it is a simple BlackBerry Core App).

    Blackberry response interest and time is trully sad.

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    10-13-14 12:19 AM
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