Driving down the street and I notice the car coming towards me has its passengers pointing towards a field. So I glance and see several turkeys coming towards the road.
Luckily I had my HTC Titan on the seat. I quickly grabbed the phone, pushed the camera button and was able to capture this photo. Had it not been for the hardware button there is no way I get the picture in time. The whole sequence took about 6-7 seconds.
Another benefit of a hardware camera button that became obvious today is that we don’t always have two hands free. The hardware button allowed me to keep one hand on the steering wheel while taking the picture. No way this happens with a virtual button setup.
It might seem trivial to some but it’s just another small thing that adds up to a phenomenal user experience. Windows Phone FTW!