Smartphone showdown: HTC Hero vs BlackBerry, Nokia E75 vs iPhone and more!

Looking for a smartphone but can't decide on touch screen or QWERTY? We help you make your choice!

Is a QWERTY keyboard or touch screen smartphone best for you?

Is a QWERTY keyboard or touch screen smartphone best for you?

QWERTY smartphones:

RIM BlackBerry Bold

RIM's BlackBerry Bold is one of the best BlackBerrys yet and has very few flaws. Along with perhaps the most comfortable physical keyboard we've seen on a smartphone, the Bold has an excellent display, a refreshing and intuitive interface and some great multimedia features.

Keyboard positives: Excellent design and layout, great tactile feedback, comfortable

Keyboard negatives: Not much space between keys

Nokia E75

Nokia's E75 boasts the unique combination of a full QWERTY keyboard and a regular numeric keypad. It builds on the style of previous E Series smartphones by providing a business-like design that also appeals to regular consumers. The E75 comes with Nokia Messaging, Nokia's new e-mail user interface that aims to make mobile e-mail simpler than previous handsets.

Keyboard positives: Keys are well spaced, buttons are large and comfortable

Keyboard negatives: You'll have to spread your fingers wider than usual to hit the keys

HTC Snap

HTC's Snap smartphone sports a thin profile, a stylish matte black finish and one of the best QWERTY keyboards we've seen. The Snap also has HTC's exclusive Home Screen layout and an Inner Circle e-mail feature that prioritises the most important contacts in your mail inbox.

Keyboard positives: Raised and well-spaced keys, great tactile feedback

Keyboard negatives: Tab key positioned lower than usual

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