I keep hoping the electronics marketplace matures to the point where we don't have to replace phones every year (for those that do) or aren't so hopelessly outdated so quickly that there's a more natural degredation of the hardware over a longer period of time. Pollution from electronics is the stuff that really scares me to be honest.
I'm not looking for leaps in technology anyway. Anything released in the last 18 months will be a huge leap for me anyway as I'm just using a standard Motorola Razr flip phone anyway. Having a music playing device that I can call/text/surf with will be more than adequate for me for quite a while. If I can pull off Rob's stunt of selling my phone or if the company I'm going with allows for upgrades without penalty (my current carrier does not) then it's all a win to me.
Things work even better on a Windows Phone but no one knows that thanks to Microsoft's crappy marketing and company perception.
Wasn't Microsoft under some sort of court implemented ruling that restricted their marketing in the phone/tablet area for a number of years? They certainly seem to have missed a large boat.
I've used Androids, my buddy has the R2 one... He's let me use it a lot when we're out because he's anti-Apple. Can't say things worked "better". Similar I think... I wasn't overwhelmed by it though.
Android stuff is fine and really I was probably leaning more that way based on handling both phones a bit and we have an Android tablet at home. But when it comes down to it for me I'm looking for more of a music device that does some extra stuff (as I've said repeatedly) and I do love the iPod, so it seems a more natural, logical choice. Phone don't care so much, music device for me the iPod is the runaway winner.
The only other benefit I'm actually looking for is something I can use to access the nerdverse of yahoo fantasy sports. Since changing jobs I can only access stuff at home. It's been a painful ten months.