Majority of Nokia’s fan base still prefer QWERTY

Majority of Nokia’s fan base still prefer QWERTY
It’s no secret that today’s tech users are very opinionated about their preferences in various devices. As touchscreens have seemingly taken over the market the last few years, there is still a very large crowd that insists QWERTY is king. 

Nokia recently ran a poll over at the Conversations by Nokia blog to determine what input method their readers favored. Users had the choice between QWERTY, Touchscreen, Number keypad, or Voice command. Overall, 48.64% opted for QWERTY, 34.69% preferred Touchscreen, and 8.91% and 7.75% voted for Number keypad and Voice command respectively.

Interestingly, when breaking the poll down by country, Touchscreen came out in front in the US with 47.22% of the votes. Conversely, European nations such as Germany, the UK, Sweden and Finland, as well as emerging countries such as the Philippines all preferred QWERTY as their input method of choice.

source: Nokia

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37 Comments

1. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

Nokia or somebody needs to copy the design of the now defunct Dell Venue Pro. I wanted that design SO BADLY but the Dell lack of support and commitment kept me away.

4. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

i use the dell venue pro and nokia e63, qwertys are the same, though i developed extra muscles in my hand using DVP. btw, international DVP is still getting updates. i think, it'll also get wp7.8

18. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

My sons and I all have Dell Venue Pros and I have bought 3 more for the future. I love it and its' form factor. I am crossing my fingers that Nokia and Windows realize properly promoted a Dell Venue Pro like device could make the WindowsPhone experience different. ALL smartphones right now are the same.. and there is no real compelling reason for a customer to get a Windows phone over a Andriod or iOS.. if they are comfortable with those systems. BUT if they had a QWERTY slider with a touch screen.. THEN there would be a phone that is DIFFERENT.. I am so hoping they do that, or maybe HTC.. and make it available for ALL (or at minimum AT&T Tmobile and Verizon)

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...there is no real compelling reason for a customer to get a Windows phone over a Andriod or iOS..." Your statement is so wrong. But it is ok, it is your opinion. :(

21. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Respect

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I like your profile pic.

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks! :)

36. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Amen, Clevername. My favorite form factor, as rare as the Albino Yeti of the great mountains of Idaho. Some choice please.....

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is fine. I feel there is a place for different types of phones. I used to live by physical keyboards. Now I dont after going capacitive screen with the Droid 1. After using the Omnia 1....I thought I needed a physical keyboard....lol.

27. MeoCao unregistered

We users naturally want more choice, but the manufacturers need us to support them with our wallets, not spiritual encouragement. The survey is flaw b-c it did not mention the higher cost and thickness of KB.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And majority of Nokia’s fan still prefer Symbian.

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hear you buddy.. but for smartphone at high end price.. for me, no... maybe nokia should put it on low end market!!!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree with you, I'm even don't like Symbian. My comment was just related to article titles "Majority of Nokia’s fan base still prefer QWERTY". :)

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and instead of the good looking yet aweful s40 touch.. it still lacks some apps and features like multitalksing to be called smartphone! nokia is trying to push the asha line to defend against android.. but android is a smartphone OS but squized to low end and cheap market! if they just consider of putting symbian on low end.. i think they can really go head to head with android in low end... symbian has at least a 100 000 apps on nokia store while s40 only have 25000 and its all java...

23. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i agree with you unlike Android Symbian can run better on low specs

28. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

totally agree... symbian isnt a battery hog like android and it is really good at multitasking! and symbian can run fluidly on 800mhz processor becuase it dont need latest processors of being 1.5ghz processor, dual core and quad core!! i mean what's the point of 1ghz processor on asha but it cant do multitask? POINTLESS!!! the nokia 701 is also running with 1ghz processor and it can multitask fluidly!!! nokia is really making me sick of making bad decisions!! i think im a good CEO than elop... im not even studying business course!

10. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I agree with you :D Symbian was good even though it had few shortcomings.. :( its a lot easier to type on phones with physical keyboard though!! at least for me i can type without looking on a phone with physical keyboard like a blackberry or the nokia E Series phones

13. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

His comment is a sarcastic one.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

My comment?

30. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

no what he says is true! nokia is define by symbian... people think a lumia device is a different brand coz its not the same nokia people get use to and not familiar with flips (i wonder why microsoft didnt name it FLIP UI better than modern UI or worst WINDOWS 8 UI) and honestly i myself when i first look at lumia, think lumia is a new phone brand... since it doesnt look anything that i use to see on a nokia device! even PhoneArenaUser isnt a nokia fan or pro symbian what he said is correct!

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

correction: "majority of Nokia fans still prefer Meego*

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Correction: Majority of Nokia fans never had used MeeGo. ;)

29. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

hate to admit but this it true!! symbian is what nokia is... maemo/meego never had a chance to show what they got with nokia.. not even market the n9 right.. even though a lot of tech sites and tech people fell in love with it.. nokia is being blind!!! and STUPID! and BULLs**t!

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

for QWERTY keypad i prefer BlackBerry next is nokia.... but QWERTY nokia looks great.. but now, i prefer touch screen! :)

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yup same here

16. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

yes over the touchscreen an old outdated keypad is useless. Yes a complete QWERTY keyboard is good over on screen keyboard as it is needed for fast typing

8. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

QWERTY Keyboard is fine. But a numeric keypad is a CRAP! outdated obsolete and should be discontinued completely

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

if said this before: WP8+E7 design= WIN WIN WIN FAP FAP FAP ^^

12. fashion_m

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I also prefer QWERTY.

17. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

If you do another survey about the OS, the title would be :- 90% of Nokia's fans wanna see Nokia adopting Android

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