Touchscreen Keypad v. Button Keypad

United States
September 12, 2008 10:55am CST
Ok, so with all these touchscreen phones coming out there are two very distinct styles. Phones like the Apple Iphone and Verizon's Dare have a full keyboard, however it is on the touchscreen. Others, like Verizon's Voyager or the Blackberry Bold have both a touchscreen and a keypad with buttons. I personally like the latter category because I feel as though it's very easy to mess up on touchscreen keypads. Is this true or does it just take some time to get used to? I would love to hear people's thoughts on both styles of phones.
6 responses
• United States
12 Sep 08
I've actually used an Iphone and loved it at the time. But then I started thinking what happens when the phone's touch sensor goes all haywire and you're stuck without it. I'd prefer to have both options just in case that happens.
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thats a great point. I also hear that the iphone's screen is heat sensitive and not touch sensitive. does this mean you can't use a stylus? and for women with nails wouldn't that be an issue?
@chinniR (661)
• India
12 Sep 08
hi there, i would prefer the keypad model, as i feel that is much more comfortable than the touch screen model. my friend has the touch screen model and i checked it out. i felt that bit difficult to use with the stick. may be when one uses it a lot, he may get used to it. happy mylotting!
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@tdip12 (8)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I like the QWERTY keyboards that are buttons much better, I can't seem to get used to the touch screen thing. I always seem to mess up on the touch pads. My friends have the DARE and the IPHONE and seem to do just fine with the complete touch screen, I could never do it though.
@myenergy (41)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I have an iPhone and a blackberry (work) I like the blacberry keypad better than the iPhone touchpad. I seem to mess up quite a bit on the touchpad. Hopefully Apple will get enough complaints about the touchpad and maybe add a keypad to the next generation they come out with. Other than the touchpad, I like my iPhone. Built in iPod, email etc. I just don't send text messages with it.
• Hong Kong
13 Sep 08
keypad. the touchscreen model is a bit dodgy
@Skylinr (118)
• Singapore
13 Sep 08
I have both touchscreen and hardware QWERTY keyboards, and although I do get use to the touchscreen keyboards, I prefer the hardware QWERTY. First of all, more often than not, the phone detects the button you are trying to press wrongly, so instead of "S" I'll get "A". On a hardware QWERTY, I can at least feel the variation in the hardware keys so mistakes are less often. But over time, I guess most people will be able to get used to it, especially since touchscreen phones are generally more expensive. With regards to the iPhone, I believe it uses static electricity to detect a touch, so I guess that means it might be difficult to tap using one's fingernails.