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Top Five QWERTY Keyboard Equipped Phones

by Mr Mobile on 19 May 2011

For those who email, message or blog a lot, having a phone with a full QWERTY keyboard can be vital for typing speed and accuracy. Therefore, the competition between the top brands, namely BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, to produce a handset that satisfies your requirements is fierce.

1. Blackberry Torch 9800

With its double delight of the latest BlackBerry 6 software and new QWERT and touch hardware, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 offers functionality, usability and extreme appeal that rivals other major smartphone brands. Faithful fans of BlackBerry will find its looks standard fare, but it’s sturdy and well designed, with some stylish elements and a rock-solid slider mechanism.

The sliding design means the keys are low profile, but still offer a good feel for quick typing and navigation. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 has a brilliant 3.2-inch capacitive multi-touch display, microUSB port and 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 2x digital zoom and flash.

2. HTC Desire Z

With the HTC Desire Z, it doesn’t matter whether you prefer a touchscreen or a QWERTY keyboard, it has both. The slide-out keyboard has well-spaced keys that are raised for typing comfortably at speed, and the 3.7-inch display is ideal for web browsing, emailing and checking updates.

Maps download instantly on the HTC Desire Z, with no data roaming fees or dead spots, and always give you the correct direction. This handset is hard to lose, as you can use the HTCSense website to find it, or, if you leave it at home, forward all your calls to another phone.

3. BlackBerry Bold 9780

A worthy successor to the Bold 9650 and 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9780, with its appealing design, quick browser and new OS, is a great companion for the businessperson on the go. This handset has 3G HSPA capabilities, so it connects to high-speed networks easily, but its lack of a front-faxing camera makes video conferencing impossible.

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 can save you 3G data costs with its Wi-Fi connectivity, making it a good device for use as a modem, and it offers excellent call quality, GPS with A-GPS support, a 5-megapixel camera, pre-loaded BlackBerry maps and red-hot multimedia functionality.

4. Nokia C3-0

Chock-full of social media features and boasting a full QWERTY keyboard with bubble-style keys and a fabulous layout, the Nokia C3 is the company’s newest messaging handset, and aims to ensure you to stay abreast of your social updates. This remarkably affordable phone has a solid feel and stylish gloss finish, and comes in gold, bright pink and grey.

The Nokia C3’s home-screen has three panels, one for favourite contacts, one for social network updates and another for applications such as camera, web browser and email client, as well as a messaging hub to group all your texts and emails.

5. Samsung Genio QWERTY

The Genio QWERTY is a small, affordable handset whose interchangeable back-plate feature is a draw for younger users. Although it only has a 2-megapixel camera and no 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity, its full QWERTY keyboard with intuitive key placement and contouring makes typing accurately at speed easy.

The Genio QWERTY has a 2.2-inch display that gives a clear picture with good viewing angles, and offers a built-in media player, FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack for music lovers. It makes up for the lack of a microSD card slot with SDHC card support for expandability of as much as 8GB.



  • Greg Burgess

    The HTC Desire Z is definately a leader, I never make any typos compared to my old blackberry and having the option to one hand text on the touchscreen whilst busy with my other hand is perfect.

    • Anonymous

      Busy with your other hand?