I want a smartphone mostly for the (improved) internet browsing: it would enhance my "wandering capabilities", allow me to quickly research items at the store, act as a gps, and allow me to access and sync with my calendar and email which i actually use for work and just general scheduling and could make those things even more useful to me.
also, i'd like a decent camera (optional, but nice) and a good way to browse photos on the phone. this is good for showing clients examples of past work i've done, before/after pictures, etc.
i don't care about multimedia, watching movies, games, blah blah blah.
I hate the contracts, and $30 bucks a month for a data plan from verizon (plus the cost of regular service), with all that bloatware crap they load onto the phone, makes me unhappy/reluctant to really upgrade, or do business with these guys. The HTC Droid Incredible 2 seems nice. Wish it had a physical keyboard.