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Finger tips for smartphone keyboards

Interested in a phone with a physical keyboard? Here's a roundup of some of the best and most interesting handsets with QWERTYs you can feel beneath your fingertips.

LG Enact

CNET RATING (Out of 5) (three and a half stars, very good)

THE GOOD It's reasonably priced, has 4G LTE, a useful and comfortable sliding keyboard and an optional user interface for smartphone beginners.

THE BAD Slow internal speeds and a mediocre camera.

THE COST $349.99

BOTTOM LINE Budget-conscious QWERTY lovers on Verizon should consider the Enact.

NEC Terrain

CNET RATING (Out of 5) (three and a half stars, very good)

THE GOOD It's waterproof and features 4G LTE, push-to-talk and an easy-to-use keyboard.

THE BAD It's unattractively heavy, runs the dated Android 4.0 OS and records poor video.

THE COST $429.99

BOTTOM LINE Perfect if you want a rugged AT&T handset

BlackBerry Q10

CNET RATING (Out of 5) (three and a half stars, very good)

THE GOOD A superb physical keyboard, BlackBerry OS 10.1, smooth performance and long battery life

THE BAD The screen is small, its camera is average, and its app selection is wanting.

THE COST $49.99 to $799.99

BOTTOM LINE Great for QWERTY die-hards and email addicts

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II

CNET RATING (Out of 5) (three and a half stars, very good)

THE GOOD A comfortable five-row keyboard, a decent 5-megapixel camera and 4G LTE

THE BAD The slick coating makes opening the keyboard tricky, and the display has a subtle blue tint

THE COST $399.99

BOTTOM LINE Reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon.

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