Sorry, but I think Samsungs are crap. If you have the funds, go for a Motorola or an LG. Motorola is my personal choice... I'm buying a RAZR2 sometime soon. I suggest you might do the same.
I'm not big on touch screen phones, either. And Samsung is consistently rated very low. Don't get a slider phone either- as cool as they look, the wires inside the slider fray very fast, which disconnects the screen and the keys.
Personal experience. :)