I have just found the solution to my contract conundrum. I am due a new phone and Verizon is begging me to upgrade and start a new contract. This all sounds good but there are no verizon phones I'm willing to live with for the next 2 years. Yet. So I finally figured out what I needed to do. Go to ebay. you are looking at the proud owner of a slightly used but in very good condition Motorola Droid. no its not he latest and greatest but it can get android 2.2 and getting it did not extend my contract. I still have the old blackberry to fall back on if I break it or it gets destroyed somehow so not having the warranty does not worry me so much. Contract goes completely month to month in September and I have a feeling the next year is going to be amazing with android and I cant wait to see what comes next.