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It’s taken just 4 years for QWERTY-equipped smartphones to go extinct

BlackBerry diehards may love smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, but their numbers are very few. A new chart posted by Alex Barredo of Post PC shows that the percentage of mobile phones with full QWERTY keyboards was still at above 25% as recently as 2010, even though today it stands at somewhere around 1%. In fact, QWERTY-equipped phones didn’t really start to drop off the map until the period between 2011 and 2012, when their share of the market plunged from around 20% to well below 10%. One thing that would be interesting to see is how much of an impact swipe-based virtual keyboards such as Swype and SwiftKey have had on QWERTY smartphone shipments, as many people who once clung to

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