I'm looking to replace my Nokia 1280 with a phone that supports U.S. bands as well as European ones.
An STN LCD monochrome display (better readability in direct sunlight)
A sufficiently large battery. It depends on the power consumption of the phone, though: my N1280 phone has a 800mAh battery and I'm perfectly happy with the standby time it provides (~10-12 days).
Quad-band: the reason I'm seeking to upgrade is that N1280 does not support American GSM bands.
That's basically it; I only need the phone to be able to send/receive SMS and make phone calls. The SMS memory size doesn't matter.
Any advice? Thank you!