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NotAComputerGuy 10-20-2012 05:58 AM

Recommend a Mobile Phone?
Hi all!

I'm after a recommendation of mobile phones for my purposes. My only requirements (aside from calls and texts) are GPS/Navigation software, decent(ish) camera and the ability to tether my laptop to my phone for internet access. It also needs to have a keyboard rather than just a touch screen.

I dislike Androids as the hardware doesn't really match up to the software and endlessly run into "Out of memory" issues, despite having many GB left over on my SD card.

My searches brings up lots of "good idea" phones, but very few that actually exist.


boog321 10-20-2012 10:22 AM

I'm not sure about keyboard models, but maybe you just need updated android?

I don't see any issues with out of memory on my Nexus S (running stock or cyanogenmod). I'm running 4.1.2 (aka jellyben). And it is an "older" device.

My old Samsung Captivate had gps locking issues, so I would recommend researching whatever you get, just to make sure the gps works well on that device.

I know this may not have been a useful post if your dead set on getting a non android device, but hopefully it will help not count out all android devices, because they may not all be equal.

I recommend the Nexus S, or even better the Galaxy Nexus (my brother has the GN, and he loves it).

Good Luck!

NotAComputerGuy 10-27-2012 12:18 AM


I think I'll give the Nokia N900 a go. I'm very reluctant to throw 400 at a new Android device to find it just as frustrating as my HTC Desire. E.g. Have to root to get adblocking. Do I lose my warranty by rooting or put up with ads? Uninstalling some of the crap that comes on many phones as standard, using up the internal memory, such as "Twitter" or "Facebook". Want to uninstall it? No, you're not allowed.

Rant over. ;)

tailinlinux 01-11-2013 02:48 AM

Hello try karboon a9+, or iphone 5.

Air-Global 01-11-2013 04:49 AM

Well.. the issues you are discribing with Android are more of the older generation phones then the new ones. If you do feel like looking into it, take a look at Huawei. They make some damm decent phones (yes with Android) with good hardware, and a good RAM base for the pricerange its in.

mark_alfred 01-13-2013 12:00 PM

Canonical is working on releasing an Ubuntu phone sometime in the future.

For a keyboard based phone, perhaps going with the original smart-phone, Blackberry, would make sense.

LeoPap 01-13-2013 03:15 PM

Just go for an iphone 5.

You will thank me later..;)

jamison20000e 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

or older

Originally Posted by LeoPap (Post 4869203)
Just go for an iphone 5.

You will thank me later..;)

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