The lack of LTE was one factor. Even though it's not widely deployed yet, in the next 2 years, it will be more pervasive. So, getting locked into a contract for those 2 years on a device which doesn't have LTE was not something I wanted to get into. Of course, as others point out, I use WiFi all the time, and that's better than LTE. But if I travel in LTE areas, I want LTE. And to heck with any battery issues. I figure there has to be some knob to twist to shut LTE off, and I could use that to preserve the battery.
Originally Posted by flybub
But there were other factors, too. The unchanged screen size was a real bummer. I have a Droid X now, and I got it largely for the screen size. The current iPhone screen is too small for my fat fingers and lousy eyes. So not having a larger screen was a non-starter.
And, VZW didn't offer any incentives like earlier NE2 dates, and I'm locked up until next spring with my DX. So, since I have to wait anyway, I might as well wait for the iPhone 5, if that ever decides to come out of mythology and enter the real world.