1. bobshine's Avatar
    Like it or not, the iPhone X notch had became a trend. Not only it serves a function, but it helped the iPhone instantly being recognized in a sea of devices that are all identical.

    Before the X, few manufacturers had the courage of including a notch. Now everyone wants one.

    If BB ever release another device (by themselves of through TCL), should it have a notch? If it does, would you buy it?
    04-14-18 08:17 AM
  2. IndianTiwari's Avatar
    Notch is in anyway not a hindrance. My son has iPhone x and he tells me the notch helps in figuring out which end of the device is the top.
    I have not used any device other than BlackBerry and if TCL / BBRY comes up with notch I will not mind it at all.
    04-14-18 08:42 AM
  3. AmritD's Avatar
    I would notch buy it.

    ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.3.2163
    04-14-18 09:12 AM
  4. HabsFan9860's Avatar
    ...you can generally tell what end is what...ear piece has the big opening...mic has the smaller one...leave it to Apple to create a solution to a non existing problem.......

    Posted on my Powerful Passport
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    04-14-18 10:25 AM
  5. panopticon's Avatar
    I could definitely live with a notch on a BlackBerry. Edge to edge QHD screen, PKB, and almost no bezels would be a thing of beauty indeed!
    04-14-18 11:32 AM
  6. bobshine's Avatar
    ...you can generally tell what end is what...ear piece has the big opening...mic has the smaller one...leave it to Apple to create a solution to a non existing problem.......

    Posted on my Powerful Passport
    Well that’s the definition of a notch!

    The reason why it exist is because of the earpiece. And since the removal of the home button, it’s full screen on bottom and « notched » on top. It’s not an non existant problem.Technologically there is no way around it for now.
    04-14-18 03:20 PM
  7. HabsFan9860's Avatar
    Well that’s the definition of a notch!

    The reason why it exist is because of the earpiece. And since the removal of the home button, it’s full screen on bottom and « notched » on top. It’s not an non existant problem.Technologically there is no way around it for now.
    ...ah, I misunderstood what you 'notch' was...didn't really look and was envisioning something else...lol.

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    04-14-18 03:39 PM
  8. skstrials's Avatar
    I would prefer the notch on a bottom corner, where the navigation bar has to be there anyways.
    04-15-18 07:49 AM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    I would prefer the notch on a bottom corner, where the navigation bar has to be there anyways.
    Never thought of that, might be a decent idea to explore although can't make the square circle triangle too close to each other to avoid accidental wrong key presses
    04-16-18 05:32 AM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Before the X, few manufacturers had the courage of including a notch. Now everyone wants one.
    No they don't. It's being forced on them. Often at times, without the same reasoning the iPhone has for including them. It's even part of Android now for developers.

    If BB ever release another device (by themselves of through TCL), should it have a notch? If it does, would you buy it?
    It's fine as long as they include the option to hide it as some other OEM's have.
    04-16-18 08:18 AM
  11. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Never thought of that, might be a decent idea to explore although can't make the square circle triangle too close to each other to avoid accidental wrong key presses
    Blackberry Notch?-android-p-nav-bar-pill.jpg

    https://www.androidcentral.com/andro...navigation-bar
    04-16-18 08:19 AM
  12. joeldf's Avatar
    I would not buy a phone with that notch.

    I think it's stupid.

    Yes, I said it. It's stupid. No reason for it. And all the other OEMs who followed it are stupid. Even on the Essential which had it BEFORE the iPhone X, it looks stupid.

    It looks like a design screw-up, like the only reason was to "say" the screen is bigger.

    I'm sorry, but screen shape integrity is more important to me. Nothing should ever cover up usable screen area. Period. I'm not as hung up on the size, or even the ratio, but all four edges have to remain intact.

    While I'm at it - edge to edge screens - especially with curved edges - are also stupid.

    I know - I have an S8. And the curved edges are a pain in the rear. Even with a case.

    It's like usability and ergonomics has gone out the window for the sake of marketing blurbs. "Ooooh, look at what we can do now".

    Sorry for the rant, but it was asked, and that's one of my buttons, and totally my own opinion.
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    04-16-18 10:05 AM
  13. the_boon's Avatar
    I would not buy a phone with that notch.

    I think it's stupid.

    Yes, I said it. It's stupid. No reason for it. And all the other OEMs who followed it are stupid. Even on the Essential which had it BEFORE the iPhone X, it looks stupid.

    It looks like a design screw-up, like the only reason was to "say" the screen is bigger.

    I'm sorry, but screen shape integrity is more important to me. Nothing should ever cover up usable screen area. Period. I'm not as hung up on the size, or even the ratio, but all four edges have to remain intact.

    While I'm at it - edge to edge screens - especially with curved edges - are also stupid.

    I know - I have an S8. And the curved edges are a pain in the rear. Even with a case.

    It's like usability and ergonomics has gone out the window for the sake of marketing blurbs. "Ooooh, look at what we can do now".

    Sorry for the rant, but it was asked, and that's one of my buttons, and totally my own opinion.
    Spot on, these OEM's make it seem as if there's nothing they can innovate on rather than just making screens bigger and copying Apple while they're at it. OEM's themselves have joined the iSheep herd, it's not just the consumers themselves.

    Almost every phone is the same lookin slab as the next one
    04-16-18 10:20 AM
  14. Zidentia's Avatar
    Here is my answer in three parts:
    1) it is not new by any means
    2) it is not a logical step in smartphone design
    3) it is not a feature or a value added design element.

    Posted via CB10
    04-16-18 10:25 AM
  15. the_boon's Avatar
    Here is my answer in three parts:
    1) it is not new by any means
    2) it is not a logical step in smartphone design
    3) it is not a feature or a value added design element.

    Posted via CB10
    It's a cheap and easy gimmick for OEM'S in 2018 to say "Look, we did something new!"

    Still waiting for the innovation, or even rehashing "old" ideas if done right
    04-16-18 10:58 AM

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