If you are still using a mobile with a traditional keypad, it might be time to start looking into mobile phones with a touchscreen, as they are certainly more convenient and will allow you to navigate around your a lot easier. If you are worried that you will touch the wrong icon, or that you will get lost flipping from page to page, there is no need to be. Although it may take you a little while to get used to it, it won't be long before you are touching your way through everything, including your social networking sites, calling and messaging features and your favourite games and applications.
There are now many mobile models available in the touchscreen range, and it is simply a matter of looking around to find one that you feel will be suitable for you. You will need to choose a model that makes it easier to complete the tasks you need and this can be achieved by first looking at the size of the screen, the ability to personalise the start up page, email and messaging capabilities, the ease of access to social networking sites, or perhaps the photographic capabilities and Megapixel range. It is up to you to decide what your individual needs are, but when you do, you will be in a better position to find the touchscreen phone for you. It could even be a good idea to create a list of the specific features you know you cannot live without and you can use this list when you are searching through the various mobile phones with a touchscreen.
With touchscreen phones becoming so popular and in demand, many phone manufacturers have forgotten that some people still like the convenience of having a physical keyboard as well. If you think this is also important for you, luckily there are some phone manufacturers that have combined a touchscreen phone and a Qwerty keyboard within the same unit. This is really handy for many people and something that should be thought of as a standard feature for all manufacturers of mobile phones.
Because touchscreens are larger in size as a general rule, it is also provides a quicker way to access your favourite applications on the one page, as more short cut icons will be clearly visible and available. This is certainly one advantage to having a touchscreen mobile and will save the time and frustration of sifting through the phone to find what you are looking for.
You will need to look after your touchscreen once you have one, and you should try to get into a regular weekly routine of maintaining it. All you will need to do is follow the manufacturers instructions, and it is often the case that a cloth will be supplied with your package when you make the purchase. Use this to keep your screen clean on a regular basis, and you will ensure that the is working efficiently at all times. Perhaps you should also consider obtaining a case to ensure the touchscreen is protected from damage. It is quite easy to drop a phone no matter how careful you are, and a good protective case will help you to care for your phone, even if it does slip out of your hands.
Mobile phones with a touchscreen are the way to go if you are looking for convenience and ease of use. Be aware of your individual needs and look around to find the touchscreen phone that will meet them.
Alexander Lehman is a technology writer and gadget fanatic who loves to keep up to date with the latest digital trends. He has owned dozens of mobile phones over the last few years and his current preference is for the Nokia C6 which is a Symbian 3 handset.