Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon
Some versions of BlackBerryOS actually disable the escape button during a call, or require you to hold it for 3 seconds, to disconnect.
If it disconnects on a tap, it's a bug! You have to hold for 3 seconds to disconnect.
The 3 second rule is the problem. You certainly don't want a mere tap to disconnect you. But having to firmly hold the escape button for 3 full seconds occasionaly leads to my not disconnecting a call that I meant to hang-up on. This causes me to distrust every time I use the escape button to disconnect, unless I'm looking at the screen, or holding the escape button down for 8 or 9 seconds with my full focus to be sure I don't inadvertantly and momentarily release my hold every 2.5 seconds.
There must be a better design for a "no-look" disconnect. How about using another button that's not so easy to trip as the escape button, such as the button on top of the device, which is flush with the body of the unit, in a "remote" location, not used as much as the other tactile buttons, and requires a lot more pressure than the escape button?