Nokia N86 8MP has kickstand that launches apps on the device

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Nokia N86 8MP has kickstand that launches apps on the device
When is a kickstand more than just a kickstand? When it belongs to the Nokia N86 8MP handset, that's when. Instead of just holding up the device at a very suitable angle for reading the screen, once the plastic tab is pulled out it launches a selected app from the phone such as the video and music players or the internet browser to name just a few. Other devices also have unusually placed on/off switches such as the HTC Touch Pro/Touch Diamond where a pull of the stylus out of its magnetic holder will wake the phone up from sleep mode.

Nokia N86 8MP US Specifications | Hands-on

source: Symbian-Guru


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3 Comments

1. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

That's the most retarded feature that will never be used on any device ever.

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Actually it's not a bad idea. It's similar to double-clicking the homescreen button on an iPhone. I have mine set to launch the iPod when I double-click it and I use it all the time when I access the iPod. Most people who use the kickstand will probably do so most often when they use a certain program like the media player which you can set it to launch. Novel yes, but not a terrible idea.

3. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Is it just me or does that last sentence make NO sense?

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