If I stay with 02 in the hope that their september catalogue shows some new devices, I can go onto one of their simplicity tariffs month by month, and save myself around £14 per month. But, if they do not, and it seems there are rumours about o2 focussing on the iphone and not really bothering much with WM, then if I have to make an insurance claim (I do have two young daughters - once I found my phone in a bucket of water in the garden), and they do not have what I would call an equivalent available, I will be palmed off with something I don't want, and would move to another network to get a decent phone. That in turn however would require signing an 18 month contract, and could happen say 2 months before the release of my ideal phone, making for a long wait - if you see what I mean.
Ideally I would consider something like the rumoured HTC Leo (with keyboard) although it looks huge. But in reality the phone I would really want will probably not be on the networks for 6 - 9 months at least.
So I could go with my other option, and move to Vodafone, get a free TP2 and save about a fiver a month compared to now, but be in an 18 month contract. I should be free therefore just after the arrival of WM7.
But I understand the TP2 is not much of an upgrade from the TP. (But bigger).
At least it has Hard SPL now.