Nokia poll shows QWERTY smartphones are popular outside the US
Nokia Conversations, the official blog of Nokia, recently ran a poll asking Nokia fans around the world about their favorite input method on a mobile phone. The survey included four options – number keypad, QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen, and voice commands. Interestingly, the results revealed that a huge 48.64 percent still prefer the old QWERTY keyboard. Those who opted for touchscreens followed in with 34.69 percent, and a small number of users who preferred number keypads and voice commands as their favorite input method came in last with 8.91 percent and 7.75 percent respectively.
Nokia also broke down the results of the survey country by country and it showed that European countries such as the U.K., Germany, Sweden, and Finland mostly voted for QWERTY keyboard and that the majority of the users in the U.S. have opted for the touchscreen. The results of the poll in the U.S. are as follow – 47.22 percent touchscreen, 33.33 percent QWERTY, 12.5 percent voice command, and 6.94 percent number keypad. It’s important to note that the survey was conducted by Nokia. Had it been that Samsung and Apple conducted the same poll, the results will most probably be entirely different.
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