My phone contract ends in a few months, so I’m looking at getting a new Android phone. I want a big Android phone (in both physical size and resolution) that has a physical keyboard, a digital compass, A-GPS and at least a 5MP camera with geo-tagging.
I want to be able to read PDF files and run ssh sessions, so a big screen is required and a physical keyboard avoids wasting screen space for a soft-keyboard. My pockets will fit something about 10.5cm wide by 17cm high but I don’t expect anyone to manufacture such a large phone. High resolution is a good thing too, it seems that the best available at the moment is 854*480 (with 800*480 being reasonably common).
I want Wifi and all the 3G and GSM data transfer standards. It would be ideal to have a phone with the dual networking stack needed to do both voice and data at the same time.
I’m not interested in anything that runs a version of Android older than 2.2 as native tethering is important. An option to upgrade to post 2.2 would be a really good thing.
Here are the nearest options I could find:
|Phone||Resolution||Screen Size (inches)||Camera Resolution||Notes|
|LG VS 740||800*480||3.2||3.2MP||no GPS or compass|
|Lenovo LePhone||800*480||3.7||3MP||no GPS or compass|
It seems that Motorola makes the phones that best suit my needs, does anyone know of any better options?