01/23/2009, 12:11 PM
OK, so I was all but convinced that the silver button on the face of the Pre was simply that - a button. I was also completely convinced that its sole purpose was to bring up the launcher or the cards (can't remember which). However, Gizmodo has posted "Palm Pre: the Definitive FAQ" which states:
as well as:
The phone has a multitouch screen and, when the keyboard is hidden, just three physical controls: A top button, a side volume rocker, and the Blackberry-esque trackball with clickable OK button.
They mention that they had a "Pre hands-on", but others with hands-on experience state that it is just a button. Anyone care to clarify?
What does the trackball do exactly?
The trackball works a lot like those found on Blackberry phones. You can scroll around the screen highlighting various icons, links, or words, and pressing it down to select. It's just an alternate way of controlling the phone.