Take off those blinders RIM! You are too slow and too late. Even if an S3 (still not good enough) finally DOES make an appearance...people are already focusing on other smartphone options. Why? Because they are available now. If I'm overly frustrated still trying to make use of the darn 9550 with a shattered screen and 10 min boot time and overall slow performance, I guarantee just about everyone else is too. My patience is almost gone. But even so I am STILL holding back hoping for SOMETHING new from RIM! DARNIT!
But on the bright side, I do know quite a few people who have jumped ship to android and didn't like it, calling it a "toy", and came right back within a month. I think that may be why I persevere in my BB trials.
I moved from the Curve to the HTC Hero before my 9650 and I didn't care for the virtual keyboard. I like the keyboard on my bb - I know what I'm typing (well, unless really rushed). I'll admit the "prettiness" of the Android phones, but I also like knowing my bb can take a fall and the abuse I put it through, which is why I have a 9650.