Apologies. That was show 84. I missread. Even if the typing speed isn't all that much faster, the mere presence of a keyboard opens up a well of opportunities. The obvious one is games. Which are fairly limited with a single touch screen. Another example is opera mini during address entry. You don't get the auto completion when the java app has to call up the os's standard text input box.
I'm still not happy about the lack of a landscape virtual keyboard A) because after using the hardware QWERTY, I know I would never be able to use it for very long, and B) because there WILL be times when I want to type in a landscape fashion without the phone being open. Best example is using Nokia Maps or Garmin Mobile XT in landscape mode and trying to type an address. If the phone is sitting in the mount in my car, I don't want to have to open the phone, causing the screen to tilt away, and have to punch in info on the tiny hardware QWERTY with one hand.