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On the request of Quim, here's a new thread on what apps we wish could be used in portrait mode.

Here, I suggested:

browser
sms texting
shopping list
calendar (for browsing)
calculator
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i might add, if possible the panoramic desktop and dash board ? so i can choose ,see the application, and switch open programs from portrait mode ?
 

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My usecases:

- camera mode. It's not so much about the UI orientation, but it's more about where the shutter button should be located when you pull it out from your pocket to take a quick picture. Preferably the shutter can be easily reached and pressed with the thumb.

- music player. I often listen to music with earphones while the phone stays in the pocket. Whenever I need to manage the music player (skip songs, change playlist, etc), I usually just reach in to my pocket, naturally grab the device in portrait mode and take it out to manipulate the player controls with my thumb quickly and slip it back in the pocket when done.

- email. When I hear the chime of incoming mail, I just want to take the phone out my pocket to quickly scan the mail to weight its importance and whether I should take the time to deal with it now or later. It's quicker and more convenient to do this in portrait mode.

PS: I second all of the items in debernadis's list and bakso's as well.

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maps (when walking)
media player (audio)
messaging
 
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I don't think that nobody would really object to full portrait mode support, if it would be something that would be free to create and deliver.
 
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Contacts (OSK in portrait mode??)
Games - (Tetris for example)

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eBook Readers (FBReader)
 
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Originally Posted by qgil View Post
Do you really need portrait mode for the Camera app?
Would be nice when shooting in portrait orientation, though I haven't seen any other camera that does this.
 
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Originally Posted by lma View Post
Would be nice when shooting in portrait orientation, though I haven't seen any other camera that does this.
you know guys.
we humans are very dexterous with our movements
we can hold a camera sideways without having to need technology.

even none computerised camera work!
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