Very true, let's all praise capitalism. Remember when you were first able to port your numbers. That was such a coup. Well Europe was doing that for years, and their phones work accross networks. So if you have an iphone, you can use it on any and all networks. All you are paying for is the service. This levels the playing field and encourages re-investment into their infrastructure. Here in the states they are putting that money into advertising. At some point we will all wake up or quit complaining about it.I think your predictions on specs a a little off on the low side, but anyway.<br />
what's more likely to keep any of this from happening, is the carriers. the carriers are too stubborn and greedy to upgrade their networks sufficiently to support the level of superphone we should CURRENTLY be at now. only now are any carriers folding out 4G/WiMax when it could have easily been out 2-3years ago.<br />
and then there's the issue of what they are charging us. if the carriers weren't so greedy, we could have easily had unlimited voice plans available 15 YEARS AGO.<br />
unlimited texting should have been a non-issue about the same time, instead we have (in the case of verizon) $5 for 250, $10 for 500, $15 for 1500 and $20 for 5000, with unlimited to only in-network phones. add to that we're limited to 160 character, text-only, non-concatenated messages (anything longer gets truncated) to out-of-network phones for some stupid reason (still talking about verizon), and you see how they feel about their customers.
Last time I bought something on the release day was the original XBox. I didn't regret it then, don't regret the Droid now. The technology gets better, but if you stand around waiting for "the next best thing" you'll miss out on it all together. The Droid is an awesome phone, and yes it will be replaced with something even better in the near future. But trying to stay on the bleeding edge will cost you an arm and a leg. For fanboys, I guess that's ok. For the rest of us that have families and other financial responsibilities, the occasional splurge to be on the edge should be savored.