Phones with physical Qwerty keyboards have pretty much gone the way of the dodo. While once we were all happily tapping at buttons, any phone that doesn't sport a single sheet of glass across its face these days is likely to be unpopular. In the UK, there are really only two options to consider.
The go-to manufacturer for keyboard phones has always been BlackBerry, but even it has turned its back on buttons with the introduction of the Z10. The Q10, however, is its latest button-baring blower, sporting the new BlackBerry 10 software.
Its little brother, the Q5, has lesser specs and a plastic body, but it has that all-important keyboard and comes with a lower price tag. Neither offer a particularly brilliant experience, but as they're the only recent phones with keyboards, they win by default.
In the US there are more options to consider, including the Motorola Photon Q, but it's neither particularly recent nor available in the UK.
While some argue that physical keys are more comfortable, the advantages of on-screen keyboards include better predictive text, a larger screen for apps and videos and the ability to use it in portrait or landscape mode. These far overshadow any benefit of keys.
If you absolutely must have one, BlackBerry's Q5 and Q10 are realistically your only options, but even they aren't brilliant thanks to their awkward software, limited app support and high prices.
If you're not bound to physical keys then there's a whole world of touch-screen smart phones open to you with Android, iOS or Windows Phone options available. Check out our roundup of the best smart phones and see if anything takes your fancy.