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