General Color Trackball Mystery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Caddyman, Jan 27, 2010.

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Do you think the eris is hiding it's true colors?

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  2. No

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  3. Don't care

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  1. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    so many of us wonder why we have a only white boring trackball on the HTC eris

    goog guy at the HTC nexus presser said it had multi color

    but the phone shipped, and they have only white too

    well wtfbbqsauce?

    found this interesting

    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/39640-trackball-colors.html#post298504

    a rooted nexus DOES have multi color, so it inherently, natively, with no HW mods DOES have color...

    who wants to bet when we get root we have color trackballs?
     

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  2. OfTheDamned

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    I would love to have a multicolored disco trackball.
     
  3. Caddyman

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    ask you ye shall receive. my money is on when we get root, we will have colored balls.... :D
     
  4. OfTheDamned

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    Ummm...well.........yeah.....I guess.:thinking::eek:
     
  5. mc48

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    haha Caddyman. Colored balls huh. interesting.
     
  6. entelechy3

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    If the trackball LED is multi-colored, and rooting (or 2.1, or any eventual update) unleashes that, I hope it brings with it an option to completely disable the other LED next to the speaker and allow the trackball to serve as the sole notification light. Having two notification LEDs on the face of the phone is one of the design quirks of this phone that really irks my inner obsessive-compulsive.

    The boring normal LED seems utterly superfluous when you have another LED that is approximately twelve thousand times cooler, because it is placed behind a translucent trackball.
     
  7. natbet

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    as long as they're not blue...
     
  8. davros

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    one more thing to add the the "waiting for" list.......

    ;)
     
  9. hazeof3dd

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    Our LED doesn't even flash more than 2 colors, so I doubt the trackball does, but thats just a guess...
     
  10. phonesex

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    I totally agree......and what bugs me even more is that there seems to be no standard on what can and can't use the LED vs the trackball.
     
  11. ericDylan

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    i hope we get more colors from the LED next to the speaker. i dont understand why HTC would make the hardware able but disable it using software??? but i am not so sure that i would like a multi-colored trackball, but definitely would be a cool option. i would also like to see more colors for the LED
     
  12. pavirotten

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    I never thought I would say this, but here it is: Am I missing one? I just have the one trackball on my phone. Is there another trackball hiding on the phone somewhere I haven't seen?
     
  13. Pinnacle

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    Great. One more thing on this phone to kill the battery. I would probably give up a little battery to have my ball colored. :D
     
  14. smacky

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    Can I put money on "if we get root?"
     
  15. Caddyman

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    well i doubt it would be more battery. light is light whether it is white, blue, green, red, etc....right?
     
  16. Tmaccy

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    YES!!! This would match the eye cathcing ability of the BB Storm's LED, that I switched from, which is literally the only thing I miss about it, I loved that device, but the Eris is sooo much better IMO...
     
  17. Pinnacle

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    True, but currently it just kinda fades on and off.

    I seriously doubt that if we get a colored ball that people will just have it fade on and off. I for one would want it to flash as bright as possible and look like I'm in a night club.

    I mean, if I have a colored ball, I want the whole world to see and know that my ball has colors.
     

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