Just to close the loop begun here: I'm planning to get the new iPhone when it comes out (it is anticipated) in June.
The iPhone just stands head and shoulders above most, but has a few shortcomings. Buzz is that these will be worked out in the new iPhone.
I don't love waiting 2-3 months and lacking tools I could use now. But I just think if I bought the current version now, and in a few months it's replaced, I'd feel foolish.
So now you know that.
My beloved and only daughter thinks it's cool that I'm getting an iPhone. Being cool with my daughter is... well, cool!
UPDATE: although... Sharp is about to release this waterproof solar-powered cell phone "made from recycled plastic bottles and features a built-in pedometer that calculates savings on carbon emissions from walking versus driving in a car." It'd be so... so green of me! Maybe Jack Bauer needs it.