cultofQWERTY

Why don't manufacturers make phones with QWERTY keyboards any more?

Why don't manufacturers make phones with QWERTY keyboards any more?
I thought they were quite popular in America?
Seems like the best option at present is the BlackBerry Q10, but it's sooooooo expensive!

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 28, 2013 at 17:38

They don't sell as well as non-qwerty devices?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 28, 2013 at 23:52

They don't sell as well as non-qwerty devices?

10s of millions of Asha buyers disagree.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 00:57

They don't sell as well as non-qwerty devices?

10s of millions of Asha buyers disagree.

100s of millions of iOS/Android users agree with me ;).

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 06:50

It's all about marketing and what people see.
If HTC and Sony etc can churn out Z after X after P after G in quick succession, then why not a Qwerty? Because they have moveable bits. They need additional testing, warranty repairs (Nokia used to spend many tens of millions just testing keypads' survival chances in pockets and purses...)

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