I imagine part of that is from targeting them as some sort of budget phones. I tried the Blackberry Q10 because it was the only decent (i.e. not an obvious downgrade) keyboard phone even made in recent years, only to find they cut corners, particularly for the keyboard (it has markings they never implemented in software, and mechanical issues, and the bright idea to not allow answering a call with a button - the capacitive screen is unreliable when a raindrop comes near). My previous phone was an HTC Desire Z, which was decent besides a subpar screen, but is now severely outdated with no successor. I really wanted to get a Nokia N950, but Nokia decided they didn't want to sell it, and then I wanted a Jolla, but they decided both on a subpar screen and to not make the keyboard accessory (75 of them were made, so it's hardly because none was designed). I'm a little tired of meeting "there's no demand" when I am asking for things. It's a bit like the old Unix error message "go away, you don't exist", only more oblivious to the irony.