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Windows Phone Blue to support virtual navigation buttons according to leak

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:48

A tweet from serial leaker evleaks reveals that Windows Phone Blue will support virtual buttons for navigation at the bottom of the phone. The leak shows a virtual back, home and search keys. It isn't clear if all Windows Phone Blue models are going to have virtual buttons, or if this is being done so that Android handset manufacturers will have an easier time using their Android handsets and re-positioning them for Windows Phone...

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posted on 14 Dec 2013, 17:03

31. makio9 (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I like it better from design and screen aesthetics. It makes the screen look bigger also. It's also a nice modern look to have the glass covering all of it. What took them so long?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 04:21

32. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

With both Android and WP supporting these virtual keys, time for some dual boot devices.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:58

33. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

if Microsoft created this new Windows smart phone feature folks it will be used. My suggestion is that it should be a show hide action like the battery strength indicator already works on the Windows 8 smart phone. in this case a person should touch the lower right
hand cornet of the windows 8 or 8.1 smart phone and the 3 onscreen buttons would appear
like the 5 charms appear on a Windows 8 or 8.1 desktop/Laptop computer when you put your mouse pointer to the monitor screen's lower right end corner. it has to be out of the way foe viewing videos anyhow this is the best way to do it that Microsoft programmers already know how to implement

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