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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.
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.
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.