Touch screens may be all the rage, but for many of you, there's no substitute for a phone with a physical keyboard attached.
Aside from the highly anticipated BlackBerry Q10, there weren't many stellar candy bar phones with onboard keyboards recently released. As such, many of the devices listed here include spacious QWERTYs that slide out from behind the screen. Here's a roundup of some of the most interesting and most useful smartphones with keyboards that you can get now.
Editors' note: This post was originally published October 26, 2011, and was updated on July 3, 2013, with additional handsets.
BlackBerry Q10 (Verizon Wireless), June 2013
Never mind all the hoopla surrounding BlackBerry's Z10 (which was the company's first smartphone running the new BB10 OS). Loyalists of the brand were really waiting for the Q10 because it would flaunt the classic onboard keyboard BB handsets were known for. And flaunt it it did, along with a smooth internal performance and an impressive long battery life. Read the full review.
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II (Verizon Wireless), November 2012
The Stratosphere II packages all the usual Galaxy fixings from Samsung together with a comfortable five-row keyboard. It also features a respectable 5-megapixel shooter, NFC, and 4G LTE capabilities. Be careful though, due to the device's slick coating, it could slip out of your hands when you're not being careful. Whoops. Read the full review.
LG Mach (Sprint), November 2012
Not only does the Mach have a comfortable and spacious keyboard, but it's also powered by a zippy dual-core CPU. Also, it runs on Sprint's 4G LTE network, is incredibly budget-friendly, and its camera comes loaded with numerous photo-editing features. Read the full review.
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE (Sprint), August 2012
Despite having a few flaws, like its bulky design and mediocre camera, the Photon Q 4G LTE still has a lot going for it. It has a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a bright, gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD LCD touch screen with ColorBoost technology. Read the full review.
Kyocera Rise (Sprint), August 2012
Even though the Kyocera Rise isn't the fastest handset on the block, it does have excellent call quality and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And despite sporting a 3.2-megapixel camera, it takes adequate pictures -- especially in ample, outdoor environments. Read the full review.