Please help with choice of mobile phone

I am a housewife and I like to improve my tech skills all the time. I
have an ipod and can use a laptop for most things competently. I would
like to buy a new mobile phone prev had a nokia classic but it now
requires to be replaced. I would like to progress to a phone
where I can access the internet and enjoy the tech advances of this.
Checking info about weather cinemas shops museums and that type of
everyday info to make life go more smoothly. I also like the
challenge of learning how to use these things and it keeps me in touch
with my grown up children by being able to master the tech and
understand these things.I like to store photos to show friends
listen to mp3s and like the idea of the variety fun and practicality of
using apps. I also like maps and gps these would be handy but not
essential as this may take me into a price range a bit too high
possibly.I like a good address and phone book on my phone and
like texts to be organised if poss into inbox drafts and sent folders
and I like to store addresses. I dont do a great deal of social
networking. I probably would use it more for browsing websites to
improve general knowledge I like to read news and current affairs and
shopping of course! emails and similar to my use of the laptop for music
and photos. I am not really wild on games but poss could get apps for
some interesting word games or crosswords.I was a bit
disappointed to read a review on the iphone which said that it is not
that well ordered for its text messages in the order of the folders for
inbox and sent folders. The reviewer suggested having a sep itouch for
apps games and music and said that the camera was not that good. A
decent camera would be nice but not essential.Does anyone out
there have a wife or girlfriend who has similar requirements? I realise
the cost is the bottom line here but I am prepared to pay for a
reasonable phone not necessarly what would suit a business man on an
expense account. Can anyone give me a bit of advice? Can I
expect to get these things in one phone? It may be that this phone
possibly not been invented yet

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Clarification Request
We still need a little more info from you

While you gave some good details on what you want in a new phone, you didn't specify budget other than in general terms. What could you reasonably pay each month for service(?) What's you max price for a phone upgrade(?) It would also be helpful to know which carrier you are currently with so we could narrow down the handsets available to you, and this way better determine what the extra monthly service costs might be.


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Well it sounds like from

what you want to use the phone that the bigger the screen the better. At&t just added their Samsung Infuse which has a 4.5" screen. Since AT&T doesn't offer unlimited data to new customers you sort of have to guess which data plan is the best for you. A friend of mine just bought the Infuse and the salesman tried to sell him the 45.00 data plan. I'm glad I was able to keep my unlimited data when I upgraded to my HTC Inspire.

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