Last weekend, my BlackBerry Curve stopped working. I think the battery ran out of life. That set me out in search of a new phone. What I had in mind was uncomplicated: It should have a big screen and should come loaded with features, it should be stylish yet sturdy, it should be easy to navigate and fast, and, most important, it shouldn't be prohibitively expensive.
Spending Rs 50,000 or thereabouts on a phone that will be used, in order of priority, for voice calls, SMS and internet browsing, is not my idea of rational economic behaviour. There are school fees to be paid, retirement to be planned - there's a lot one can do with that kind of money.