After a month or so with a Sprint Franken Pre 2, I was feeling weak as well after Sprint got the iPhone 4S. I read up on the features of the 4S and they sounded pretty cool and very tempting, especially the voice commands.
So I went into my local Sprint store today and played with the 4S. Now I'm not so weak. The UI just did not impress me. Despite all the cutting edge stuff that the iPhone offers, webOS's cards and multitasking still packs a punch. I'm just too attached to one-handed/one-fingered surfing around the apps etc., especially for my most common uses.
Then there's the physical keyboard; could I get used to the virtual keyboard? Maybe, I don't know.
But, finally, there's the almighty TOUCHSTONE! That thought of having to plug in my phone makes me turn up my nose. I mean, I have Touchstones in my home office, my bedroom (with the almighty MODE SWITCHER for nighttime mode), and MY CAR! Nothing better than having the Touchstone sitting right there in my cup holder, stuck on a hockey puck (perfect fit!), where I can glance to see the UI and gesture with ease, and grab and go!
Today it really hit me: why in the world don't the other major smartphone players not create their own versions of the Touchstone?! It seems like such a no-brainer! And why didn't Palm & HP market the hell out of that feature? They should have made them free to all Pre users from the start. DUH!
At this point, anyway, with a new Pre 2, I just can't make the switch. I've even been eligible for a Sprint upgrade for 1 1/2 years!
Not sure what the future will bring, but I'm sitting tight for now.
(Maybe the iPhone 5 will be out next spring, anyway.....?!)