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Former Hero Users: Miss the trackball?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dmcduck, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. dmcduck

    dmcduck Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I didn't think I'd miss the trackball, because it frequently got in the way. However, it seems that there was one function that it served that I unwittingly became dependent on. In the dialer app, rolling the trackball up/down would scroll through your call log (or through the list generated by smart dial). Rolling it right/left would scroll through the numbers associated with the selected contact.

    So, now I'm on the Evo, and so far, I don't know how to do those things without the track ball. Anybody got a clue? Anyone else miss this?
     

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  2. suedinaz

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    Nah, I don't miss it at all. I never once used it on the Hero. The way I see it is it's one less thing to worry about breaking or keeping clean.
     
  3. dmcduck

    dmcduck Well-Known Member
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    I don't miss the trackball itself, only that piece of functionality. I wish I could find a way to mimic it.
     
  4. lopezpm

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    Not at all. The only time I used it was for when I was in the custom recovery of my rooted Hero.
     
  5. sagedil

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    I used to miss it as it was the only way I could scroll using the Huffington Post app without it scrolling the story left or right.

    But I added Huffington Post to my world news so no longer miss the trackball.
     
  6. Essex

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  7. KoukiFC3S

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    Not at all.
     
  8. tjwoo

    tjwoo Well-Known Member
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    I dont know about the hero, but I had a trackball on my Blackberrys and I hate them. I replaced so many, cleaned it all the time, and it always ended up gunky. It was a major point of the blackberrys I really disliked.
    Blackberrys now use an optical touch pad, which could work in EVO, but I just see anywhere they could put it without sacrificing screen real estate.
     
  9. beezy

    beezy Active Member
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    At that point it would have just been the incredible
     
  10. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    I dont' miss the trackball of my eris/hero but i do miss the functionality like someone said before...

    I actual wish we had the optical trackpad like the Droid incredible or even HTC new phone the aria.

    I hate the arrow keys on the phone. it confuses the hell out of me but im getting used to it...slowly
     
  11. archercc

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    The little eye trackpad would have been nice but not if it meant the phone would have had a larger bezel than it currently does.
     
  12. ajbrickyard

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