The great Sprint phone upgrade waiting game

I have been happy with my Sprint HTC EVO 4G phone. Sprint abandoned the technology that is linked to the 4G antenna in my EVO. I’m not even upset about paying the $10 a month data fee for owning a smartphone. Colorado Springs never made it on the upgrade list. I was able to use the 4G data services during some of my trips to Kansas City. My two year contract with Sprint expires on June 1, 2012. Unfortunately, none of the current phones that Sprint is selling are awe inspiring. People waited in lines for hours, refreshed the Sprint website repetitively, and hounded store reps via phone calls to get an HTC EVO 4G phone. Where is the bleeding edge of technology when it comes to smartphones? Could the Samsung Note indicate a trend of screen growth?