1. dale-c's Avatar
    Try it. See how much of the screen you can reach with the keyboard in the way and how much you can reach when you flip it upside down.

    This would make one handed use much more practical and would only require a software update

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    12-26-14 11:54 AM
  2. jopfet's Avatar
    What are you Smoking?

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    12-26-14 11:56 AM
  3. alan510's Avatar
    As a long time physical keyboard user, I have never found one handed typing easy or useful. And I don't see the point.

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    12-26-14 11:59 AM
  4. GeoK's Avatar
    The point is that some people are convinced that they are fast, quick and more efficient by answering their email or text while walking, running, waiting for bus and (heaven's forbid) driving.

    But you are correct, it is actually NOT useful or easy.

    As a long time physical keyboard user, I have never found one handed typing easy or useful. And I don't see the point.

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    12-26-14 12:22 PM
  5. whitetux's Avatar
    The keyboard works on mine when I type on it upside down..

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    12-26-14 12:27 PM
  6. Icarus3000's Avatar
    I don't understand why you would want to flip a physical keyboard upside down, but certainly the touch screen phones should be able to flip upside down (Z10, Z30). Sometimes it would be more convenient to have ports on other side.

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    12-26-14 12:32 PM
  7. dale-c's Avatar
    So, how many of you actually tested this?

    It's a fact. Not just for typing but for other uses as well. You can reach almost all of the screen upside down. Also, no one is forcing you to use it like this.

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    12-26-14 12:32 PM
  8. dale-c's Avatar
    As a long time physical keyboard user, I have never found one handed typing easy or useful. And I don't see the point.

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    Read the OP again. When did I ever say anything about typing? Sure, that would be included but I am talking about reaching the whole screen with one hand.

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    12-26-14 12:34 PM
  9. dale-c's Avatar
    As a long time physical keyboard user, I have never found one handed typing easy or useful. And I don't see the point.

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    Many iphone users would say the same about physical keyboards

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    12-26-14 12:42 PM
  10. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    So, how many of you actually tested this?

    It's a fact. Not just for typing but for other uses as well. You can reach almost all of the screen upside down. Also, no one is forcing you to use it like this.

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    Hence an 'ALL TOUCH PASSPORT! '

    I tried it, yes it seems like more screen is available to you..in fact, screen is available at the bottom......but the qwerty/touchpad becomes less impactful which defeats the purpose of this type of phone.

    For this type of device, I would not want the screen to rotate in the upside posistion.... the current setup is just fine.


    But....AN ALL TOUCH PASSPORT would be a nice option!!!
    12-26-14 01:07 PM
  11. anon(1035135)'s Avatar
    It's an interesting idea. It wouldn't hurt to add it for those few that might take advantage of it. I'd use it on occasion when I was in a pinch and had to one hand a response. IMO, it IS hard to one hand this phone. Plus, it allows you to take advantage of swiping a little easier than using the Qwerty.
    12-26-14 01:20 PM
  12. dale-c's Avatar
    It's an interesting idea. It wouldn't hurt to add it for those few that might take advantage of it. I'd use it on occasion when I was in a pinch and had to one hand a response. IMO, it IS hard to one hand this phone. Plus, it allows you to take advantage of swiping a little easier than using the Qwerty.
    Thank you for actually considering my point.

    This isn't for primary use, but for instance, I just had a new baby born. Try holding a baby for an extended period and do a little reading on your phone. You need one hand use.

    Most of the time, it's just fine though.

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    12-26-14 01:28 PM
  13. thedose's Avatar
    Thank you for actually considering my point.

    This isn't for primary use, but for instance, I just had a new baby born. Try holding a baby for an extended period and do a little reading on your phone. You need one hand use.

    Most of the time, it's just fine though.

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    Do a little reading: use the keyboard to scroll?

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    12-26-14 02:06 PM
  14. -Puck-'s Avatar
    Hence an 'ALL TOUCH PASSPORT! '

    I tried it, yes it seems like more screen is available to you..in fact, screen is available at the bottom......but the qwerty/touchpad becomes less impactful which defeats the purpose of this type of phone.

    For this type of device, I would not want the screen to rotate in the upside posistion.... the current setup is just fine.


    But....AN ALL TOUCH PASSPORT would be a nice option!!!
    Like the LG Vu 3?

    The point of all that horizontal real estate is for typing and processing written data like websites and PDFs...which is an environment a physical KB excels in. Having the wide display for reading websites and emails but no KB to reply quickly seems like it would alienate both sides of the entertainment and productivity markets.
    12-26-14 03:49 PM
  15. JordanLehigh's Avatar
    This is such a interesting idea. Pretending on a Z30 . It seems soo comfortable

    12-26-14 03:55 PM
  16. dale-c's Avatar
    This is such a interesting idea. Pretending on a Z30 . It seems soo comfortable

    Ok, I don't get the point on a z30 other than ports.


    I just realized my z10 won't rotate upside down. Of course ports are the only reason like if you had a short charger and needed to use it while you were plugged in.

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    12-26-14 04:10 PM
  17. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Like the LG Vu 3?
    .
    Yep
    12-26-14 08:05 PM
  18. OzBogan's Avatar
    It would be a big help in Australia.






    12-27-14 03:48 AM
  19. Icarus3000's Avatar
    Ok, I don't get the point on a z30 other than ports.


    I just realized my z10 won't rotate upside down. Of course ports are the only reason like if you had a short charger and needed to use it while you were plugged in.

    Posted via CB10
    Yes. This. Don't know why they didn't program them this way. I have frayed a few charging cords because of the location of the ports.
    12-29-14 09:24 AM

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