I have never used the Capacitive keyboard other than as a physical keyboard. I imagined that it would be used to move the cursor around in text like the 'trackpad' on the classics. But this never seems to work in any applications.
What really surprised me is how much I like the wider screen. Yes you can turn a galaxy/iphone sideways, but then the scrolling real estate is reduced to less than that of a passport.
But I can't see the Passport ever selling in large numbers due to it's weird size and shape. Also the rubber back is actually really good, but will initially put people off in shops.
My layman's wish is that Blackberry would produce 4 phones each year:
- Budget classic with the same screen, but everything else cheaper parts.
- iPhone/Galaxy alike with a capacitive trackpad/nub combo home button.
- Slightly thicker version of the iPhone/Galaxy alike with a somehow decent slide out keyboard.
My other wishes are for a metal back that is somehow dimpled so that it is not slippery, but is still cool to the touch (the iPhone 6's are ridiculously slippery). Also for the classic and slide out to have two or more LED lights under each key, lighting up different characters on the key, allowing for a contextual keyboard.