1. bold7777's Avatar
    Any idea why some DA IT guy decided the USB port needed to be over on the right side?
    Blackberry in right hand. Plug in left hand. Who would have thought to mess this up but someone had to screw up a good thing.
    01-05-12 05:17 PM
  2. ridesno159's Avatar
    Would help to know which phone you're even talking about...
    01-05-12 05:20 PM
  3. bold7777's Avatar
    Blackberry Bold 9650. I had the curve and that was perfect. Why screw up a good thing?
    01-05-12 05:22 PM
  4. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    Why aren't they all at the bottom so that the phone can still be held and used while charging? Side ports are ridiculous.
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    01-05-12 06:57 PM
  5. T
    I hold my phone in my left hand, but yes, bottom would probably make the most sense. That's how it was on my Nextel i530. Maybe it has something to do with the BlackBerry's antenna being located on the bottom?
    Last edited by Tnis; 01-05-12 at 07:22 PM.
    01-05-12 07:20 PM
  6. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    I also think that the best place is at the bottom part of the device.
    But it's not a big deal you know
    01-06-12 02:56 PM
  7. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Obviously it was a decision made without user input. I also hold my berry in my left hand and a bottom charging port would be best.
    01-06-12 08:28 PM
  8. wolfee48's Avatar
    I'd say I'm 50/50 on holding in my right hand or both. It all depends what you're doing at the time.

    But yes... Bottom charging would be great. I faintly remember reading about why we don't have bottom charging. I'll chime back in if it comes to me.

    Fulfilling my Crackberry addiction from my 9930 via Tapatalk
    01-07-12 01:57 PM
  9. sam_b77's Avatar
    Most BBs have a desktop charging pod, and if the USB is at the bottom then you wouldn't be able to put the BB on a charging stand and connect it to the computer at the same time.

    And someone would post here about a DA designer not putting his brains to use and putting the USB at the bottom. Can't please everyone.
    01-07-12 02:42 PM
  10. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    But connecting it to the computer would charge it also, no need for both.

    I really wish they would standardize on ONE charging dock style and make all phones able to use it. It would do wonders for the aftermarket options, much like the iProducts
    01-07-12 02:53 PM
  11. grahamf's Avatar
    Because the motherboard is in the top part of the device, and the USB port has to be attached to the motherboard. It costs more to make a USB daughterboard that snakes to the bottom of the device, putting the usb port on the top is a no-no, and the right is reserved for buttons.
    01-07-12 03:17 PM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    9790s usb port is on the bottom.
    01-07-12 03:56 PM
  13. youknwwho's Avatar
    9790s usb port is on the bottom.
    Took too long for any one to notice this +1
    And yeah, the 9650/9630 USB port placement sucks,can't use the dang thing while its charging.
    Maybe the guy designing the phone have a point though. If we use our phone while charging its gonna be bad for battery life so placing the USB port at the most inconvenience spot make sense(in their nut case mind)
    01-07-12 09:06 PM
  14. T
    I use my 9650 while it's charging. I can type with it in both hands, but I usually use the phone with the wired headset. Even so, I can hold it to my ear when it's plugged in with the household charger but not with the car charger with its coiled wire.
    01-07-12 09:52 PM
  15. youknwwho's Avatar
    Possible. ---Yes
    Comfortable--- Heck no
    01-07-12 09:58 PM
  16. T
    Not to mention the risk of damage to device and its port ...
    01-07-12 10:14 PM