Why the physical keys?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by wildride89, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. wildride89

    wildride89 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chesapeake, Va
    Ratings:
    +0
    Question people why a touch screen phone and physical home keys should of been soft keys like the d2?
     
  2. stealthgriffin

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I actually *LIKE* the physical buttons on my X. Just something about them.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
     
  3. LtKen

    LtKen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,628
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Ratings:
    +3
    Design choice? I dont think there's a great answer aside from "that's what Moto decided to do".
     
  4. Hermes

    Hermes Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +4
    The physical home keys is the only thing I don't like about my DX so far. They're just something to break or get loose. I would have preferred if they were like the ones on my Droid 1.
     
  5. PhilD

    PhilD Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    i mostly like them. i used to get A LOT of accidental button presses on my Droid 1, very annoying. never happens on my X.
     
  6. cpjr

    cpjr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Ratings:
    +0
    Coming from the Droid 1 and Incredible....I HATE them. Only design bit I cant stand about the X.
     
  7. Daali

    Daali Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Athens, GA
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am really shocked that someone hadn't created a soft key overlay yet. I would gladly support that.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
  8. xliderider

    xliderider Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Where Diamond Head stay
    Ratings:
    +1
    I didn't like the physical Home keys at first, but I like them now. No accidental button presses now, as mentioned earlier, but most of all, I like the fact that the Home button can be used to wake up the X instead of the Power/Standby key at the top. Much easier to get to with one hand.
     
  9. GeneralZod

    GeneralZod Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +7
    Agreed. Don't care for the physical keys.
     
  10. chkmate

    chkmate Silver Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    Ratings:
    +0
    It doesn't really bother me. Although I like/agree with Daali.
     
  11. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,279
    Likes Received:
    3,732
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,183
    Supposedly the design changes to the keypad and physical keys for the d2 came from user feedback on the d1. Just something I read on phonescoop when reviewing before I got my first droid

    wified from a monolith using a slider
     
  12. sandiegosteve

    sandiegosteve New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Big fan of the physical keys. I am coming from a BB Storm... touch to feel first, and then press. I just wish I could use the physical keys to illuminate the screen to see notifications (old blackberry habit).

    My wife has the Incredible and I feel like I hit the wrong key occasionally.