View Poll Results: How often do you use Portrait Mode?

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  • Never

    25 23.81%
  • Seldom

    57 54.29%
  • As often as Landscape

    14 13.33%
  • Usually

    4 3.81%
  • Always

    5 4.76%
07-20-12 01:29 PM
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  1. dugggggg's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, how often do you use your BlackBerry PlayBook in Portrait Mode?
    07-18-12 10:59 AM
  2. SeekerBerry's Avatar
    Every night, when I read ebooks lying in my bed; orientation locked ...
    07-18-12 11:02 AM
  3. alekza's Avatar
    When I hold the playbook in my hands I use it in portrait mode. Generally for reading pdfs

    Webbrowsing, games, most games or using the stand feature of the case - landscape
    07-18-12 11:12 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    I prefer landscape but do use portrait in some cases. Words w/ Friends requires it. Some other apps also require it. Sometimes when reading a pdf or other book-like document or to look at a portrait oriented photo (rare since I prefer landscape images)
    07-18-12 11:28 AM
  5. jiatern's Avatar
    Tweeting/facebook/reading books/comics/BBM on playbook - Portrait

    Browsing and practically everything else - Landscape.
    07-18-12 11:33 AM
  6. thelink74's Avatar
    Ever since i got the journal case with the blackberry mini keyboard my PB never see's portrait mode. When out of the case for the short time it is i prefer landscape over portrait...
    07-18-12 11:50 AM
  7. DAnklaud's Avatar
    I allways use portrait , I bought a playBOOK(with book case), not a playPAD (i dont watch vids or use it much for games either, i have no reason to use landscape except for all the apps that Force me to<-sick of that),, still waiting for portrait email
    07-18-12 12:18 PM
  8. Spinal's Avatar
    not that often because the stuff i want doesn't support it.
    07-18-12 12:31 PM
  9. DC506's Avatar
    Landscape: Web browsing, email, videos, camera/pictures, GPS/Maps, music and games

    Portrait: Ereader, Tapatalk, Weather apps, docs & pdfs and ebay app

    Sent from some device using some sort of app.
    indautxu likes this.
    07-18-12 02:09 PM
  10. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Only on apps that do not work in landscape.
    07-18-12 02:10 PM
  11. byul's Avatar
    Basically only just landscape mode if not possible portrait mode.
    07-18-12 02:14 PM
  12. gravymonster's Avatar
    When I first got it I only used landscape but lately I'd say its more like 50/50.
    07-18-12 02:22 PM
  13. DonnyVantage's Avatar
    Crap, screwed up my vote. I'm like someone mentioned above, just to read my epub books. The rest is always landscape.
    07-18-12 02:24 PM
  14. carter17's Avatar
    Never just feels right in landscape
    07-18-12 02:26 PM
  15. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    I use Portrait only if an app requires it or I'm using Reader mode in the browser. And when a picture requires it, either taking or showing.
    07-18-12 02:32 PM
  16. amjass12's Avatar
    I have started using portrait mode to type. I've started doing this to see if it will help me decide between the all touch bb10 form factor or the qwerty keyboard. I know the spacing is much greater, but I'm still getting a feel for touch typing, the speed and honestly this isn't too bad... Apart from the physical keyboard who wouldn't want the bigger screen for bb10? All that space will make the bb10 flow, layout and ui so easy and nice to look at and use... Although rim will deliver an amazing product with the qwerty form factor of course!!!!!!!!
    07-18-12 03:11 PM
  17. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Like many here, I find I use portrait pretty much exclusively for e-books. Not much else.

    Now, I have pretty large hands, so the landscape keyboard is good for me. My wife, though, finds it easier to type in portrait...
    07-18-12 03:15 PM
  18. rotorwrench's Avatar
    I never use it. Have never needed to nor desired to.
    07-18-12 03:53 PM
  19. alternator77's Avatar
    New here whats up!

    Right now i am writing two books on my PB and i actually type at about 70wpm in portrait mode which is better than my home computer lol!

    But in general games,videos,and news articles i read in landscape and the rest is in portrait.
    07-18-12 04:36 PM
  20. cdelcampo216's Avatar
    Pretty much ONLY when I read a book on it. Otherwise, landscape mode. I'm lighting fast on the keyboard now...
    07-18-12 05:07 PM
  21. todbanner's Avatar
    Usually if I want to try and type fast / lots. Other than that, nope.
    07-18-12 05:14 PM
  22. jwn66's Avatar
    Only when forced, so never.
    07-18-12 05:17 PM
  23. nextcity's Avatar
    Never just feels right in landscape
    Next to never. Only if viewing photos shot/downloaded in portrait mode. I use the Playbook mostly for viewing websites in their "Classic" mode. With that said, I almost always use my current Nexus 7 tablet (and past Android tablets) in portrait, in that almost all Android apps, with the exception of video apps, were designed for smart phones, and hence designed primarily to be used in portrait. The playbook is also too heavy and not ergonomically designed to be held by one hand from the side.
    07-18-12 05:33 PM
  24. reschp's Avatar
    I like to type long trip reports with docs to go in portrait. It's a lot more like two thumbing the 9900 keypad.
    07-18-12 06:43 PM
  25. Philldoe's Avatar
    Never. I keep mine locked on landscape mode.
    07-19-12 03:05 PM
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