Both kinds of handsets were available in the market touch phones and the phones with physical keypad. But recently, a new genre of phones has been launched in the market which combine both functionality -touch and type. If you are looking for a phone that dabbles across  the two platforms, check our 10 best picks.

Motorola Charm
: Motorola Charm may be a cheap handset but it is not short on any feature. It has 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with 320 x 240 pixel resolution. It supports 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi. Not only this it has the GPS as well. The handset is powered with Bluetooth v2.0, 3.1-megapixel camera, FM Radio and has a microSD card slot. The price of this handset is Rs. 7000. 

HTC ChaCha:HTC ChaCha is the first QWERTY touch and type handset of HTC. It comes with Facebook integration. The tech specs of this handset include: 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, FM and microSD card slot. This is a 3G phone, which supports EDGE/GPRS, and Wi-Fi networks. The cost of this handset is Rs. 15,000.     

Samsung Galaxy Pro
: The Galaxy Pro runs on Android Froyo and it is a lightweight phone. The tech specs of this handset are like this: it is powered with 800Mhz processor. It has 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. It is a 3G handset and it supports the EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi networks. It is GPS enabled and it has 3.15-megapixel camera. The cost of this handset is Rs. 8,500.

Samsung Galaxy 551: If you want a large screen size touch and type handset then Samsung Galaxy 551 is really a good handset. It is equipped with 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3.15-megapixel camera. This is a 3G handset and it supports the EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi connectivity. The price of this handset is Rs. 9, 200.

Nokia E6: Nokia E6 has been launched in the sequence of E71 and E72. E6 has got a lot new features such as, it is a touch and type phone. It’s powered with 2.46-inch capacitive touchscreen. It has GPS, 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi-connectivity. The best part to go for this handset is that it has 8-megapixel camera which captures the 720p videos. It is also equipped with Bluetooth, FM, microSD card slot and 3.5mm handset socket. The price of this handset is Rs. 15,600.

Nokia X3-02
: The price of Nokia X3-02 is pretty low than the E6 but still is has all the tech specs which are there in a E6 except a few. It’s a 3G handset that supports the Wi-Fi, EDGE/GPRS. The phone is powered with 5-megapixel camera. The price of this handset is Rs 7, 800.

Nokia E7:
Nokia E7 looks very similar to the N8. Its sliding QWERTY keypad is really fantastic. This handset is packed with 4-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. This phone has 8-megapixel camera, GPS and Bluetooth. This is a 3G phone and it supports the EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi networks. The price of this handset is Rs. 25,500.

BlackBerry Bold 9900: The outer shell of BB handsets usually looks same but when you hold it all phones are really unique in itself. The Bold 9900 is powered with 1.2Ghz processor, OS7 and it has 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. This is a 3G handset and it has 5-megapixel camera in it. It supports GPRS/EDGE and Wi-Fi. The price of this handset is Rs. 32,490.

BlackBerry Torch 9810
: This handset is equipped with 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, FM Radio and GPS. This is a 3G handset and it also supports the EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi. It is packed with microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm handset socket. The price of this handset is Rs. 29, 990.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro: Xperia Mini Pro has 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, GPS, Bluetooth, 5-megapixel camera, FM and 3.5mm handsfree socket. This is a 3G handset and it supports the GPRS/EDGE and Wi-Fi connectivity. The price of Xperia Mini Pro is Rs 15,400.

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