All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:03 PM
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Ok - Stupid question alert

One thing has been bugging me and I'm sure there's an easy answer to this although I've never seen anyone else mention it !

On the end call button - ie the far right as you look at the phone it has a black line through it about 3/4 way along, pray what is that for ? Does it serve any practical purpose ?


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Old 10-02-2009, 02:13 PM
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To make the button distinctive for people with Red/Green Colour blindness ?

That could well be an equally stupid answer

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:21 PM
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To make the button distinctive for people with Red/Green Colour blindness ?

That could well be an equally stupid answer

I'm colour blind or rather suffer from 'colour deficiency' as it's more accurately described but even I can tell my left from my right

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:24 PM
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Well on the Samsung Omnia I had before my 5800 the Hard buttons weren't colour coded and I was always pressing the wrong one when I wanted to hang up...

(Though I suspect that says more about me than anything else )

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I asked that question of a Nokia desinger a while back and he wasn't sure. I'm fairly sure it is to distinguish it though for when you can't see the colour for whatever reason. You get it on a lot of the recent phones now. I'm sure there's a Nokia study on it based on consumer research buired in a drawer in Espoo somewhere
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:30 PM
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I also wondered this. Perhaps if the phone is upside down *and* you have some sort of colour visualisation problem, it's to tell which key is which (break in line means break connection ???).

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:07 AM
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To make the button distinctive for people with Red/Green Colour blindness ?

That could well be an equally stupid answer
That makes sense. If you cast your mind back and remember mobile phones that actually had a physical keypad!! The number 5 always has an embossed 'nipple'so that blind/partially sighted people can distinguish the position of the number keys.........
 

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