Contact Us

Which Do You Prefer on Your Smartphone — Keyboard or Touchscreen? — Survey of the Day

qwerty touch screen
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Smarthphones are now used by half of all Americans.

Thanks to the iPhone, touch screens have challenged the QWERTY keyboard for the entry method of choice on a smartphone. But has Apple’s improved touch screen technology made consumers forget about the more traditionally reliable keyboard?

According to a new online survey from phone manufacture Nokia, not really. Forty-eight percent of the poll’s respondents chose QWERTY keyboards as their preferred input method, topping the 35 percent who’d rather have a touch screen.

Nine percent have a weird masochistic urge to type their emails and text messages on a numbers keypad and eight percent prefer cutting their fingers out of the equation altogether and inputting data via voice commend.


It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TSM Interactive quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!