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  1.    #1  
    I'm not sure whether or not the Palm folks read these forums, but I'd like to make a use case for any future Palm hardware.

    I love my Pre. I've had a Pre since the Sprint Launch.

    There is one 'use case' that I still cannot abide, and it's a simple one:

    Hanging up the phone.

    When I'm not on the phone screen and I want to hang up it can be a very 'fiddly' procedure.

    I really would love to see those traditional Call Start and Call End buttons return.

    And I'm NOT talking about capacitive buttons either. I'm talking about real life, mechanical buttons.
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    No, the reason I bought a Pre over an Android phone (at the time) was the lack of send/end buttons. They're useless 90% of the time.
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    Sounds like you need to install preware and some patches. There is a patch that lets you slide your phone to hangup. (slide to hangup' or something like that)
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    I loaded the "close slide to end calls" patch so now I slide open to answer and slide closed to end. I also think it looks cool! We don't need any more mechanics on the phones. I think even the on/off button could be a recessed touch point to eliminate a point of failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not-yet-pre View Post
    I loaded the "close slide to end calls" patch so now I slide open to answer and slide closed to end. I also think it looks cool! We don't need any more mechanics on the phones. I think even the on/off button could be a recessed touch point to eliminate a point of failure.
    Power Button? No. I don't want a touch sensitive button that needs power to operate to draw the battery when the phone is off.

    Hardware button please.
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    #6  
    i just slide the phone app off the screen & it ends the calls...pretty easy, not so 'fiddly'... i like having a lack of 'buttons'...
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    I would also prefer some kind of mechanical button. The user should be able to answer and hang up without looking at the phone.
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    closing the phone app is the fastest. Some good patches to auto close at various events, too.
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    I tried "Power button to end calls" patch, but I deleted it because I kept inadvertantly hanging up on people when I just wanted to turn off the screen to save on battery.
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    Palm just needs to make the on-screen hangup button work correctly..
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    I never had look at the phone to hit the hang up button. I guess that's me.
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    A no need for hardware buttons vote from me.
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    I slide mine close and it ends call and turns off - ha-ha
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    I have been using the "power button to end calls" patch since last fall, one of my favorite patches and I do not have any hangup issues with it. I also use the "close slider to end calls" patch too but this patch took me awhile to get use to because I would open the slider and use universal search to call someone and then after placing the call close the slider and hang up on the person that I was calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjeffcoat View Post
    I tried "Power button to end calls" patch, but I deleted it because I kept inadvertantly hanging up on people when I just wanted to turn off the screen to save on battery.
    This is funny because the Pre has a proximity sensor and automatically switches off the screen when there's an active phonecall and something (e.g. your ear) is close to it.

    I think the perfect setup is no mechanical keys, slide open to accept call, slide shut to end call. Easy and elegant. Wrong company, but I wanna say magical.
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    The slider patch will not work for me. I'll just end up hanging up on people.
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    I just wish there were one or two other physical buttons that could be used differently depending on the active program. E.g. for phone it could do call/hangup. for media player it could do skip/pause, etc. One of the biggest problems I have with touchscreen phones is that they are impossible to use without looking at them, which makes them much more difficult to use in a car. Eg. as a media player...
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    I just flick the phone app off screen. Simple. Easy. Fast. No need for a hardware button. I like the look of the 1-button Sprint Pre.
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    The proximity sensor causes my screen to shut off every time I move the phone away to hang it up, and it really is irritating. I don't know about a hardware button for ending calls, but I want to see webOS 2.0 work some of the patches into the options menu so you can choose sliding, power button, or touchscreen without homebrew. I love homebrew, but it's not a good way to sell a lot of the new 2.0 phones that will be out in the unknown future.

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