BlackBerry put off quite a few long time BlackBerry users when they took away the Trackpad for one handed use on BlackBerry 10. Personally I am digging the gestures but there was something to be said about the trackpad’s simplicity and efficiency. Now The Globe and Mail is reporting that BlackBerry is planning on bringing back the trackpad and the belt of navigation keys (end call, back, phone, menu) that were removed in BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry declined to comment on the rumor but Mr Chen in a recent interview said that BlackBerry 10 is going to get back some of the features power users love. He went on to say that:
“We missed one step, which was to educate the market up front” about how different the BlackBerry 10 devices were from its past smartphones, Mr. Chen said. “We [thought] that if we built it, everybody will love it.”
I am not sure if it may be a little to late but still its nice to see someone advocating to not lose all of the efficiencies power users relied on in legacy BlackBerry devices.
What do you think?