BlackBerry L-Series gets sized up next to the iPhone 5, makes homescreen buttons look silly
on 14 Nov 2012 01:02 am EST
We've seen plenty of the BlackBerry L-Series already but there hasn't been really any size comparisons done. Luckily, a new image has now turned up and we get to see the L-Series sized up next to Apple's iPhone 5. As you can tell, the L-Series does have a somewhat larger footprint all around including the slighty larger display size. Depending on your tastes, that may be a good thing or a bad thing. Personally, I see it as a good thing.
The other obvious item here is the fact the iPhone 5 still has that homescreen button in place. Unlike BlackBerry 10 which makes heavy use of bezel gestures, the iPhone 5 doesn't make use of system-wide multitouch gestures for navigation, the settings are actually hidden from users. Plus, due to how iOS handles multitasking, the homescreen button has to remain there until Apple either changes how multitasking is done or fully enables multitouch support.
I much prefer the buttonless look myself, it just looks more modern to me. But, I can also understand the need for it. Needless to say, we'll do a real comparison once BlackBerry 10 devices become available. How do you all feel about there being no buttons on the front of the L-Series? Love it or hate it? Wish it had one? Sound off in the comments.