My father-in-law has a phone upgrade coming up and has a $300 credit with Vodafone to spend on a new phone. He currently uses a 3G Nokia which he is very comfortable with but would like to be able to receive emails when he upgrades. His main priorities in the phone are calling, texting, camera, email and ease of use. A GPS would be a nice bonus. I was thinking one of the cheaper android phones might be the go but from some quick reading the cheaper android phones may not be so great. Perhaps he would be better suited to one of the nokia phones that vodafone sell (the ones that look like blackberrys).He'd probably spend another $100 or so on top of the $300 if it was worth it to do so.
Any experiences that could help in this decision would be appreciated.