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While you all are thinking of what to inquire of me, I've got a question for you.

I'm in the market for a smart phone. I've never had one. My current three-year-old model has a full keyboard, with real keys, and I like it a lot. It introduced me to the texting world and has generally made life easier than it otherwise would have been at a troublesome crossroads for me. Especially since I have no land line. But, given that it's been used so much that the paint is wearing off those keys, it's time for something new.

As usual when it comes to tech stuff, I am mostly clueless. It's not as if I need 1,000 apps or other fancy doodads. But I like the fact I can get GPS through my phone instead of a standalone machine. And the photo function seems a good thing.

So, if you have a smartphone, or you know a lot about them, please advise me.

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