Get the motorola droid (aka sholes). They are going to release it very soon. An official announcement is expected sometime in October. All of the major carriers are going to have android phones and many major manufacturers are betting on the platform, so they can compete with the Iphone. Motorola has 10 android phones planned to launch sometime in 2010. Samsung is releasing the Moment on Sprint's network. The HTC Hero is already being sold on Sprint's network. T-Mobile is all about android with the MyTouch and the Motorola Cliq.
I'm telling you the future is Android. The platform is easier to develop for than the Iphone and the Android Market already has a ton of apps. Both paid and free. Not as many as the Iphone, but eventually the number will get there. Besides, with over 10,000 a lot of the bases have already been covered. :-)
Now the Motorola Droid has some phenomenal specs.
- 3.7 screen with 854×480 (16:9 widescreen) capacitive touchscreen
- 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor
- Wi-Fi, EV-DO
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash and video recording
- QWERTY Slider, 13.7mm thick
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 16GB onboard storage with microSD expansion slot
- Android 2.0 'Eclair'
- Builtin accelerometer
In addition to the specs, the Droid will come (like many android phones) with all the google applications including Google Voice. If you have a google voice account then you can end up saving a lot of minutes by using it to connect your call instead of going over your minute plan. Blackberries are going to become antiquated very quickly. Android already has connectivity to office applications for checking corporate email. As the platform evolves and the phones saturate the market, I think there will be little else that can really compete with it.
Just my two cents. :-)