Microsoft is looking to make a design change with its hardware back key on its phones. They Claim that most people still don’t seem to understand how the back navigation works. Will it exit the home screen or go to the previous app or open multitasking? Microsoft seems to be planning on make changes to fit what it’s consumers want or not, and it will be interesting how the phones will function without the hardware key. Still some customers would rather that Microsoft ditch Bing altogether along with the hardware keys and make that whole area based on gestures.
I for one love the back button and find it useful and don’t think that Microsoft will do away with the back button anytime soon, but who knows maybe they will still