Ok y'all, who has one of these so called smart phones? I had a Blackberry, which had its little problems (like failing to ring, not giving me a 'reply' option on emails, freezing during text messaging and a couple more things) but I grew to like it, very much. For some reason though I just didn't get around to taking it to a shop to have it fixed while it was within contract. So a couple of weeks ago, I was passing a phone shop and decided to pop in to see what my options were for an upgrade. Upon crossing the shop threshold I stated "I AM NOT BUYING ANYTHING". After about 4hrs in the shop (including a lunch break to consider the options) I ended up with a Samsung Galaxy 2. I umm'ed and ahhh'ed over an iPhone or HTC or new Blackberry, but I was lured by the swish 8mp camera and the all singing all dancing properties of what I later found out, was a truly 'awesome' phone. Hmmmm. Well I've had a few issues to say the least, the biggest problem is the battery life. I need my phone for maps when I'm out at work, calls and emails and texts and a bit of light surfing. I also need a phone that I don't have to leave on charge all the time!
So, bloggers, I need your opinions. What sort of smart phone do you have and how do you rate it in the real world - what sort of battery life do you get if you're using it as intended (I have to switch GPS off between looking for addresses, and turn wifi off when I leave the house so that its not wasting battery hunting for connections). I've been told I can have a new phone, any make or model on the same contract but sadly I can't have a Blackberry on this partikklar deal.