QWERTY keyboards on touchscreen phones

Almost all the touch screen phones and some of the so called “smart phones” have a qwerty keyboard nowadays. It becomes a negative thing if a phone doesn’t have one. What baffles me is these so called “power users” have to use only the two thumbs to type. qwerty was never designed to work with two fingers (other than for Venu that is). So what’s all this hoopla? Why doesn’t a single phone manufacturer invest in new user interface design? It is, after a touch screen … right?

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