I just have a simple phone - it makes phone calls and sends and receives text messages. It does not have a camera. It cannot use the internet.
I do not really know anything about smartphones. My ex has an iphone 4 which he loves. My daughter (13yo) has a Samsung Galaxy i900 and says I should get an android phone not an iphone.
I have no intention of buying apps for the phone.
The mobile plan I am on includes 500MB data usage a month, which I am obviously not using, so I thought it was time to look at a smartphone.
I want to be able to use the phone as a GPS, and share internet to a laptop.
Dual SIM is nice but not essential. A decent camera would be a bonus since I don't have a camera at present. And I would probably like basic access to the internet, perhaps for email (yahoo) and checking bus/train timetables.
I will be using the Optus network so can use a phone locked to Optus, though an unlocked one would of course be preferable.
So with my lack of knowledge, I've started looking at ebay.
I like the look of this one because it includes a keyboard
It doesn't mention anything about Internet sharing, so I dont know if it supports it or not. It also says Symbian OS not Android like my daughter suggested.
Here's another one with a keyboard, and Android OS this time, but still no mention of Internet sharing. I think this one looks a little too bulky.
This one looks good, but still no mention of Internet sharing
This one mentions WiFi hotspot so I think perhaps it is the one I should get. As a bonus it uses dual SIM. It does say the camera isn't too crash hot, which is a pity. And no keyboard - oh well.
So now I'm asking those more knowledgeable than I. Am I looking at the right things.