I ran into the following photo of the new Jolla phone with a QWERTY keyboard “other half”:
— Ifeanyi aka ZUMA (@spacyzuma) December 1, 2013
Here is the Jolla photo again:
And here is the HTC 7 Pro running Windows Phone OS:
And the LG Optimus 7Q:
What is the point of having a slide-out hardware keyboard when the homescreen won’t switch to landscape when you extend the keyboard? The images above tell what platforms are the culprits – Windows Phone OS and Sailfish OS.
When you slide out the keyboard while on the homescreen, this is what should happen:
Those are the Nokia E7 (Symbian OS) and Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (Android OS).
These other guys whose homescreens stay in portrait even when the keyboard is extended look like misfits. Your thoughts?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.