The market is driven by what sells in mass quantities and is no longer catering to those with specifics unless there is a few suitcases of green to be had.
But you found a few qwerty units so why not keep those on your short list?
And what about those sliders?
My dad is in severe need of a "VERY GOOD PHONE" matching his needs
1) Good Camera(He has been using Nokia 6300 which is a very
good camera that has 16.7M colours making it a very good camera even
though the pixel rate is just 2MP)
2)Decent Screen Size(>=3.5Inches) and a non touch screen/QWERTY pad phone
As there is no phone without a touch screen matching these
requirements, he has settled for a QWERTY Keypad narrowing the shotlist to
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro(but the screen is small ) and Pro(looks old
fashioned and performance is also not as good as other phones in market))
The above requirement takes precedence over this as
we couldnt find a phone which has both the point 2 and 3. We could only
find a couple of phones which satisfy only the point 1. They are HTC Desire V
and Samsung Galaxy ACE Duos. The former seems to have the better camera.
4) Last but not the least!!! An Android!!!, Reliable with very few issues and
good battery backup
The above shortlist is a result of some research from GSMArena and NDTV Gadgets
considering all the technical specifications.
Do you see anyother phones in market or coming in the near future with the above Needs??
The Budget would be about 20K and the requirements go in the same order given above.
If we dont have a phone matching all these, please suggest any trade-offs!!!
Waiting for your response.
P.S. : I use Galaxy S3 and thanks for reading the big story!!!
A Gadget Freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!