Getting All Touchy

Some people fail to see the benefits of a touchscreen phone

An interesting side not from Samsung’s launch of its new range of Smartphones was a comment passed during the presentation that up to 15 percent of mobile phone users saw little or no use for a touchscreen on a telephone.

All technologies evolve, and while some people are not as fast on the uptake as others, most people generally get there in the end. Somebody was the last person to get a colour telly, or a VCR, and there are plenty of people out there who still don’t have a DVD player. Yet, to state that there is no need for a touchscreen doesn’t make sense.

A mobile touchscreen makes it easier to navigate a mobile’s Internet function; it’s suited to navigate the mapping software on the unit’s GPS; and it can turn your touch Qwerty keyboard to landscape without having to utilise a clunky slider keyboard, which in turn increases the screen size to be almost the same as the surface area of the mobile.

So who is this 15 percent? People who don’t understand the technology, or are being contrary, or genuinely believe that touchscreen technology is of absolute no use?