A dedicated full stop (period) key makes more sense than a dedicated dollar symbol. Plus, the back, home and tasks buttons should have been all controlled by keys rather than be using up what should be screen realestate.
I couldn't stand the un-thought-out KeyONE.. I literally through mine in the bin, and this one hasn't improved upon it at all. Blackberry have taken too many steps backwards since ditching BB OS and, unfortunately, haven't taken any steps forwards.
They could have increased the screen real estate by removing the bottom row and make use of the physical keys instead. As well as they could have implemented the notch. Would have made the phone that much more cooler
So they finally got rid of that useless shift key.. still no number row though
A bit disappointing to be honest, not really a worthwhile upgrade to the Keyone IMO.
Nate650, 05 Jun 201816:9 screen with the physical keyboard below it would make it too tall. However, I'm still a ... moreBut that's just it, if they remove the capacitive nav bar and further slim down the upper bezel, they can put a 16:9 screwn without changing the dimension.
The only trend they seem to pick up from this year is the dual cameras, but as a business user, it's not really a future on the top of my requirements sheet.
Lol! It looks exactly like Key1. Come on blackberry. You drowned yourself deep into the sea.
ppczouz, 05 Jun 2018Wow... Like don't hurt yourself Blackberry while trying "too hard".
Seriously... Capacitive n... moreIs it Capacitive or in-screen software navigation buttons? I think it is the in-screen one, I mean nobody use capacitive one already, unless it is a very old version of Android.
And yes, BB is kind of stupid this time, if the actual phone really come out like this. Like they couldn't figure out a better way to put these 2 key into the keyboard.
Hey BB, here's a suggestion. How about an 18:9 screen, not with a down-place qwerty keyboard, but with a slide out one? You know, like the old Samsung Omnia Pro or LG K360? I loved the Key1 (or the Key2) but lets admit it, the screen is a bit of between rocks and hard places. Slide out qwerty keyboard will let us BB fans have both, a qwerty keyboard and large screens.
ppczouz, 05 Jun 2018Wow... Like don't hurt yourself Blackberry while trying "too hard". Seriously... Capacitive n... more16:9 screen with the physical keyboard below it would make it too tall. However, I'm still a bit surprised they kept the capacitive navigation buttons. I'm not sure what the reasoning is.
Wow... Like don't hurt yourself Blackberry while trying "too hard".
Seriously... Capacitive nav buttons? In 2018? The Z10 practically introduced gestures to the world, and now you becine the only legacy dinasour...
How about really putting an effort and slimming that top bezel and removing the capacitive nav and replace it with more screen real estate? At least give us 16:9 screens and be fully compatible.
And those shape square corners.... What?! For real? Have you seen my jeans pocket after carrying the Key1???