Over on Reddit there is a good discussion going on about whether Windows Phone devices should lose their hardware capacitive buttons. This got us thinking about the idea of a Windows Phone device with on-screen virtual buttons, like some of the newer Android devices. People on Reddit seem opposed to the idea, but what do you think?
Personally, I love virtual buttons. They offer a level of flexibility that hardware buttons never can. Virtual buttons can disappear while watching videos to give you more screen real estate, they can change depending on what you are doing, and you can do gestures (like the slide-up on Home to open Google Now).
Nokia has already played with this idea on the N9, a device that had almost no physical buttons. They have also added things like double-tap to wake on Windows Phone devices that would make having buttons unnecessary. Would you buy a phone with no physical buttons? Let us know in the poll below!