I like the QWERTY keyboard style. Is capacitive touch screen the one that works well with a stylus type pens or the other one that's fine with fingers?
I did so much research in to cheap useful phones and after looking on the Telstra Website I had decided I would get a Blackberry Curve 9320. I called my local Telstra store and was transferred to someone in billing in India, tried to call the second nearest shop, same thing.
So I asked in store and the sales people hadn't heard of the phone but the both checked the store room and there was nothing. Ended up going to Target in Charlestown and found one of these-
It runs old Android 2.1 but has capacitive touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and it lasts well over a day with a decent amount of use.
I don't know if all Target stores will have them as they are old but I got mine(in Pink, now green haha) for $100 which funnily enough is a Telstra pre paid phone. I was a bit hesitant as some Telstra phones are locked but luckily this one wasn't so my Think SIM worked straight away.
This is honestly the coolest phone I have owned, it is cheap, it works, has decent battery life and it is tiny.
Full specs from CNet- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini - Full phone specifications
Capacitive is better for fingers but the right type of stylus works really well too.
Resistive is only seen on really cheap new phones and media players.
The bigger model would have been easier to type on but this is still better than my last 4.3" touchscreen phone for typing.