1. dale-c's Avatar
    Two things, first, is the device small enough that you could even do this?
    Second, would you find this helpful?

    What I am talking about is a software keyboard that would show up on the screen when you turned the device upside down.

    It would only take up the corner of the screen and it would be aligned either to the right or left, depending on the user.

    It would allow one handed typing.

    I have not seen a passport in person so I am not sure if this would work.

    I would expect it to closely resemble the z10 keyboard in both size and functionality.

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    10-30-14 12:10 PM
  2. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Gotta say, this sounds kind of brilliant.
    10-30-14 12:16 PM
  3. anon1727506's Avatar
    A few have been able to make one handed work....

    Think having to hold the Passport upside down to do as you suggest would be very awkward and would cover up much of the screen. Anyway the OS isn't made to do that, and I don't see them taking the time to try it.

    Either the Passport is for you, as is.... or it's not. Wait for the Classic or maybe the coming slider....
    10-30-14 12:17 PM
  4. jackbuck93's Avatar
    If you need one handed typing so badly, then the Passport isn't a good buy. This seems like a waste if time really. As a two handed user, when I rarely need to use one hand, it's manageable. The qaz keys are hardest but generally it's doable.
    10-30-14 01:06 PM
  5. realpete's Avatar
    Great idea for An app !
    10-30-14 01:17 PM
  6. H4zN's Avatar
    Great idea! I gotta say that one handed typing is possible on the physical keyboard. I rest my little finger under the bottom and my forefinger begind the top of the device and I can type. It's slow, but I catch myself doing it now and then.

    Sent from my Squared Monstrosity!
    10-30-14 01:32 PM
  7. Mirk's Avatar
    In the near month I've had the Passport it really hasn't been an issue, at least for me. I can still, mostly, navigate the OS one handed if I need to, so it really comes down to typing. In all honesty, if I'm typing it generally requires just enough concentration that I really shouldn't be doing anything else, notably driving. And, I rarely used my Z10 one handed. Finally, IMHO, to superimpose a Z10 keyboard on to the screen would more or less ruin the screen real estate. Leaving a weird L shape of visible area and probably only a line or two of text.

    As some have said, if it's really an issue the phones most definitely not for you.
    10-30-14 02:06 PM
  8. chinmay007's Avatar
    Why not configure touch sensitive keyboard mapped to keys and use it like swype keyboard.
    It would be fast and easy..
    10-30-14 02:26 PM
  9. chinmay007's Avatar
    Edit:
    not a good idea. Tried doing the swype thing and really didn't work due to loooong distance.
    10-30-14 02:30 PM
  10. dale-c's Avatar
    Who uses their phones to only type one handed? Not many.
    Who never tries to type one handed?
    Not many.

    So, most people need to do both.

    This is a solution for occasionally replying to an email or text with only one hand. In such situations the screen size would not be an issue.

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    10-30-14 05:04 PM

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