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?