Thank you for your reply. I am sorry it has taken me so long to answer but I was out of town.
You are right, I do not require a Qwerty keyboard. I do have AT&T and plan to stay with them given coverage in my area. I thought though that this would not be an issue if I obtain an unlocked phone. I have lookded at AT&T's offerings and was not thrilled with any of them. Given this opportunity to be generous in my budget I would like to get as much device as possible. I see that several devices have GPS capabilities. This would be nice as long as it is not tied into monthly service charges.
I hope this helps. Thanks in advance for your help.