i am trying to decide between the Merge and the Desire. I am concerned about the touch screen. I have had a bb and I am used to having a keyboard. I tried using the touch screen on my husband's mesmerize and had a terrible time with the touch screen using my fingernails, which are not very long. That is one of the biggest reasons that I was leaning towards the Merge because of the keyboard being available for typing messages and texts. I use USCellular for a carrier. I appreciate any advice that anyone has to give. If someone has a suggestion about the merge or even a different phone I would appreciate that also.