There isn't going to be another huge jump in specs between now and 2013. Quad cores will come but wont really make a difference until the apps and software are there to back them up. The new HD720 phones will last long into 2013 as perfectly capable phones (assuming the one without a removable battery doesn't have battery issues). The Bionic is a good phone. I wish they had put out a phone that merged the Binoic and RAZR. The Bionic with the RAZR's screen would have been awesome. I don't really care if the phone is 0.WHATEVER" thinner.