Did you see the Urtak collaborative survey poll thing I published on the site early this morning? Well we’ve had quite a few people use it. I started it off with 10 questions I typed in randomly about the mobile industry. For instance, I asked “Do you own an iPad?” (37% said yes) or “Does Apple’s Siri represent a next generation mobile user interface?” (25% said yes).
One of the questions I was most keen to get a perspective on was over touchscreen vs physical keyboards. It’s my belief that QWERTY wins. ALL the time.
I think we all *put up* with the touchscreen keyboards, but if you have to get through a ton of mail (or messaging) quickly, you need buttons. It’s just quicker.
89% of respondents reckon they can type faster on a QWERTY keyboard compared to just 11% who misguidedly think they’re faster on touchscreen. Ok, so I’m being a little bit emotive there.
I’ve been using an array of touchscreen phones recently and I’m sorry to say I keep on having to come back to QWERTY to get things done. I would very much like to be able to only use one device but right now I think I’ll stick to my standard configuration of BlackBerry Bold 9900 as the primary device, with the iPhone as the secondary.
What about you?
Have a play with the poll questions here: