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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-06-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9530 Storm

Can You Use the Telephone in Landscape Mode?

I just ordered the newly available Sync Pod for the Storm.  See it.  It holds the phone in the landscape mode, with a USB connection to a computer for charging and syncing.

 

I have not been able to make the Storm go into landscape mode when using it as a phone.  All the screens in that mode - the dialpad, contacts and call history - stay in portrait mode.

 

So, how to use the phone while in the Sync Pod cradle?  Seems like a lack of planning not to provide for landscape use of the phone and then sell a sync dock that puts the phone in landscape. :smileyindifferent:

New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-06-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9530 Storm

Re: Can You Use the Telephone in Landscape Mode?

OK, I figured out one workaround for my own problem.

 

Rather than going directly to the phone mode by pressing the hard button at bottom left, I can initiate a call from the contacts folder in landscape by using the soft button for contacts.  I can search using the landscape keyboard and initiate the call from the Blackberry menu button.

 

Anybody else have a thought?