I like buttons on my devices. Buttons you can press, buttons that click -- not "soft" buttons that only appear on screen.
There's a place for real buttons, and I hope they don't die off.
I don't know if there's an actual trend of physical buttons disappearing. I sure hope that's not the case. But I got to thinking about the benefits of "hard" buttons when I was using my Nexus 7 Android tablet recently. (Hang on, Android fanboys, I'll have some words for Apple about buttons, too.)
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