You guys have almost put me off the Monte Carlo already. I want a cheap unlockable smartphone for internet surfing, checking email and using Skype instant messaging, so am all in favour of the big screen. Given my eyesight isn't what is used to be either. I've seen the Skate demos from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it doesn't look too big to handle either. The guy in the video had small stubby hands and seemed to cope well enough!
I want to be able perform internet surfing, checking email and using Skype instant messaging wirelessly from my broadband connection at home and from Wi-Fi hotspots when out and about, so have been considering the San Francisco for some time but waiting to see how the rebranded Skate pans out.
Can anyone comment on operation of the above functions with relation to OSF screen size, wireless funtionality etc..? For what I want to do, is a bigger screen, a faster (or higher clocked) processor and Android 2.3 going to make much of a difference?