Getting New Phone - Phones with touch pad or slider Keyboard
So after two years of having my Droid Eris (ugh) I get to finally grow up and get a real Droid! But, I am not really too enthused by these new phones.
Looking at the new phones... it seems that do they not make any with slider keyboards and/or touch pads. I love the roller ball on my phone. Makes it really easy to navigate around the screen, especially on websites. I have seen the some phones that have the touch pad (like on blackberries) or the optical joystick (as in the Droid Incredible) but, it seems that all the newest phones do not have any sort of input (other than the touch screen).
This is frustrating to me. One of the reasons I we with an Android phone is because of this feature. Its one thing that I hated with the iPhone. They didn't have any input other than the touch screen and now Android phones seem to just copy the iPhone.
Alternatively, the slider keyboard has directional keys on it. This would replicate the movements of the touch pad on the face of the phone... but I don't see many slider phones (except the droid 3) but it isn't a 4g phone. Also, I used to have a slider Windows Mobile phone and I think I want to get back to that.
So my question is:
Are there any Verizon 4g phones with touch pads(or the like) and/or slider keyboards coming out in the next few months?