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doesn't the lack of a D pad drive you crazy?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jmz768, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. jmz768

    jmz768 Well-Known Member
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    I was going to go with a Droid X but ended up with the Droid 2 after finding it frustrating as hell navigating web sites. There's no way to accurately click on links unless you pinch zoom large enough and even then I found it difficult. With the Droid 2 I do most of my surfing in landscape mode using the arrow keys to navigate.

    Anybody else not like the exclusion of a navigation pad trend we're seeing with new devices?
     

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  2. jree

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    If you have a keyboard i don't know why they wouldn't include a d-pad. That was the one feature of my Cliq that I loved. A d-pad on a straight up touchscreen is silly though. I found with the galaxy s the touch screen is the most accurate even without zooming in. I didn't like the Droid X or the Evo's touch screen accuracy
     
  3. jmz768

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    How is it silly? Go to a site like ESPN.com and try to navigate with just a touch screen. I'd lose it in a minute
     
  4. serpa4

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    Yes, hate that there isn't a dpad or mouse thing on the DX. But, guess I can live with it.
     
  5. jmz768

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    Are there any devices coming out in the near future with a 4" or larger screen with a D pad?
     
  6. A.Nonymous

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    Just went to ESPN.com. They've got a mobile version of their site apparently. I could navigate it with no issues. I've never had problems navigating with my DInc.
     
  7. jmz768

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    Go to the full site and try. Be sure to try an area where there are multiple links next to each other. Navigating mobile sites is obviously not a problem, full sites are a nightmare in most cases.
     
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    I find its alright the trackball does help but i hate using it
     
  9. Turdbogls

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    I have the d1 and I find myself using touch input pretty much whenever's I can...rarely do I find my d pad being used.
     
  10. jree

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    I shoulda been more clear and said that it woulda been pointless to add a d-pad on a Galaxy S.

    I found that double tap to zoom or even pinch to zoom on my Galaxy S was faster than clicking the d-pad on my Cliq to scroll to get to the link that I wanted to get to. And the only reason I had to use the D-pad on my Cliq was b/c that screen was extremely inaccurate and than stopped working all together.

    Galaxy S has probably the most accurate multi-touch touch screen, so yes, I think that it would be silly if they added a d-pad to this phone.

    On a side note, I just went to espn's full site and had absolutley no problem navigating through it.
     
  11. jree

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  12. chrlswltrs

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    I never have any problems on my Droid X. When I had my Droid I never even opened the keyboard to use the dpad. I visit a lot of full sites online, not just the mobile sites.
     

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