I currently do not own a smartphone (and I think I'm the last person on earth without one). I'm thinking that it's time to take the plunge. I absolutely love having a physical qwerty keyboard as I do much texting. My current phone is a G'Zone Brigade (blocked data), and while the keyboard is spectacular and the phone is tough, the processor is absolute garbage. My needs for a smartphone are...
1.) Qwerty keyboard
2.) Tough (or has tough case available)
3.) Long Battery Life
5.) Great calendar
This has lead me to the droid 4. Are there better options for me? I can currently purchase a Droid 4 from Verizon for 99.99 with renewal of my contract. Is this the best option, or could I get an earlier/better version of the droid cheaper? I'm planning on getting the most basic data package from Verizon ($30/month). I will most likely surf the internet and maybe play a game or two. I'm not into listening to music on my phone or watching videos/TV.
-Thanks for your help