QWERTY mobile phones are handsets that feature a full physical keyboard that uses the 'QWERTY' layout that was designed to make the typing experience on a device as efficient as possible and is now the most widely used modern-day keyboard layout.
Why choose a QWERTY mobile phone?
Standard mobile phone keypads and touchscreen keyboards can be frustrating to use and ponderously slow if you're in a hurry or need to enter large amounts of text. A QWERTY mobile phone does away with these problems at a stroke by allowing you to type exactly as you would on your PC at home.
This means that you’ll be able to compose long emails, respond to text messages and even work on important documents on the go faster than ever before.
Which QWERTY mobile phones can I buy?
QWERTY keyboards now feature on a range of mobile phones, but are most frequently found on high-end handsets.
Among the best QWERTY mobile phones on the market are the BlackBerry range from Research In Motion (RIM), which allow users to take full advantage of the advanced e-mail and messaging functions that the business-focussed handsets offer.
QWERTY keyboards also feature on the brilliant HTC Desire Z, which features a full slide-out keyboard for faster, comfortable typing, and the similarly excellent Nokia E7.
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Who are QWERTY mobile phones suitable for?
Businessmen and busy workers will find QWERTY mobile phones a boon because they make it so much easier and faster to respond to e-mails and conduct work while you are on the move.
However, QWERTY mobile phones are also a brilliant time-savers for anyone who uses their handset extensively to send e-mails and texts and also to keep in touch with family and friends on social networks.
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History of QWERTY mobile phones
The first phone with a QWERTY keyboard was the Motorola Push-To-Talk Phone, the Clutch i465. Since then QWERTY keyboards have become a key selling point for BlackBerry handsets and a regular fixture in the many high-end smartphones.