November 26, 2009 10:21 am
A new report by Strategy Analytics shows that half of iPhone users actually want a physical QWERTY touchscreen. The survey asked 2,500 users in the US and Western Europe and the response was that they had a “strong interest” in having a combined touchscreen and physical keyboard.
Analyst Christopher Dodge said “Despite strong interest in a touchscreen-only device, or a touchscreen combined with a physical keyboard, the traditional 12-key keypad still appeals to the mass market segment.” In addition, Paul Brown, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, stated “With interest in various keyboard combinations differing by segment, it is important for both device manufacturers and operators to offer a variety of keyboard options within their device portfolios.”
So Canada… even though the results don’t include our great nation, do these results speak to how you feel about the iPhone’s keyboard?