1. xMatter's Avatar
    Being a BB Tour owner and all past feature phones I've used, I became accustomed to centralized navigation. And what I mean by that, is that everything can be done from one particular area of the phone.I have used a palm pre for a little while, and found it annoying that I must keep touching different parts of the screen and gesture area. The same would go for any android phone without the ball/pad. I truly find it much easier to keep my thumb in the middle of my phone while surfing and navigating through menus.

    Anyone else ever thought about this or do you prefer having to change your grip depending on where you need to touch screen?

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    03-29-11 05:04 PM
  2. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Being a BB Tour owner and all past feature phones I've used, I became accustomed to centralized navigation. And what I mean by that, is that everything can be done from one particular area of the phone.I have used a palm pre for a little while, and found it annoying that I must keep touching different parts of the screen and gesture area. The same would go for any android phone without the ball/pad. I truly find it much easier to keep my thumb in the middle of my phone while surfing and navigating through menus.

    Anyone else ever thought about this or do you prefer having to change your grip depending on where you need to touch screen?

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    Actually this is a minor peeve of mine with the Torch. You kind of have to old it differently depending on whether you're touching the screen or pressing one of the hard buttons, which doesn't always make for the most fluid experience if you're doing something that requires a lot of both. You do get used to it, but it would be dramatically improved if they had 'soft' on-screen buttons for the BB and Back keys in addition to the real ones.

    As for the trackball/trackpad, I love it, especially on the Torch when used in conjunction with with touch screen. Somethings are easier to point and touch, but some things are just more intuitive with the trackpad, like isolating the starting point in a block of text to be selected and navigating some menus and config screens. But if you want to use the trackpad only, you can easily do that, too.
    03-29-11 07:48 PM
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