Add directional buttons to the back of device

Posted on 2009-09-02 15:32 UTC by Marat Fayzullin. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Devices.

Four large, comfortable directional buttons can be added to the back of the device, at the end opposite to the camera. These buttons can be used for the following purposes:

1. Easy directional navigation when holding device in landscape mode with one hand.

2. Camera Zoom, Exposure, and Mode controls, also for shutter.

3. Game controls (thus partially enabling Maemo as a gaming platform).


Rethink Placement of the Task Switcher

Posted on 2009-09-04 20:21 UTC by vamsi kanumuri. Status: Under consideration, Categories: User Experience.

I have been watching the maemo 5 videos. What i found is that task switcher virtual button is placed on the left side upper corner of the screen. In comparision the  same virtual button was placed in the left side lower corner of the screen on the previous tablets. Of course there was also a hardware button on the earlier devices. When i hold the device with both hands with the keyboard open, it is very ergonomic to press the task switcher virtual button when it is present in the lower left corner when compared to the same button bieng placed on the upper left corner.




Karma for GIVING thanks in Talk

Posted on 2009-09-17 20:23 UTC by Randall Arnold. Status: Under consideration, Categories:

We have Karma already for receiving thanks for posts in Talk, but I believe it should be the other way around as well.  People should be credited for thanking (ie, encouraging others).