Via Mark ,
In 2008 Samsung, LG and a few others shipped 20 million Windows Mobile devices around the world. 80% of these had touch screens instead of standard keypads, and so for development ongoing it’s looking less important to handle devices with keypads. Saying that, the majority of the installed base of Windows Mobile users from 2006/2007 are still happily using their QWERTY devices like the Samsung BlackJack. So the net of the story is, the future is touch enabled.
Google’s Andriod is also a touch enabled phone. Apple’s iPhone, needless to mention, is the most succesful touch phone engineered till date. Nokia is also racing in this movement of making the World, touch based. The most awaited Nokia’s N97 handlheld computer( as I call it ) is both touch and QWERTY provisioned. We also hear this magnum opus will be out very soon – June is what I hear. So, as developers we need to move ahead and start touching others lives.
Flash developers, remember, that you already have touch sensing capabilites.