I've been eligible for a new every two replacement of my blackberry 9630 (the last Blackberry to have a trackball) since March. First I was waiting for the blackberry 9930, then the iPhone 4S. Now I'm thinking of what will likely come out in the next few months, like the Nokias using WP7.5, or an iPhone that can use LTE. Not to mention the next OS for blackberry if they can just remain viable as a company. Whatever I buy is already obsolete as far as a two year replacement cycle is concerned, so I've been waiting.
Yesterday my trackball stopped scrolling down reliably. My previous blackberry was an 8830 with a trackball you could remove and clean with minimal effort. It appears this one can only be accessed by taking the bloody thing apart. I'll have to look into that more.
So, my options are limited to two basically.
iPhone 4S (White 16GB is the only model in stock--other colors or sizes are "expected" to ship 12/9) or Blackberry 9930.
Coming from a Blackberry background, 16GB shouldn't be a problem. I'm excited about the apps and the ability to get corporate mail on my personal device, which my BB can't do since they redid Exchange server. But I would badly miss a physical keyboard, the iOS is the opposite of securable, and I hate, fear, and don't understand the whole iTunes/AppStore model. I know exactly dick about the whole system, so there would be a steep learning curve. No doubt worth it, but a lot of effort to get things going on the front end. Maybe a Bluetooth keyboard for the office would help, at least for pushing info from the workplace?
The blackberry 9930 is an OS up from my current phone and should at least be able to support Google + entries. It would have been the shit in 2008 or so. I don't know how viable the company supporting it will be over two years. At least Dumping my data over and learning to use it should be as painless as such a thing can ever be.