I'm pretty excited about Windows 8 and the tablet/phone integration, if for no other reason than C# is a much nicer language than objective C or Java. But what I'm really hoping for is that open webOS takes off and we see more open source competition for Android. Android is ugly and slow and click-happy. WebOS is pretty and responsive and gesture-happy. But Android has Google.
-offline maps so you can do turn-by-turn nav without using a crapload of data (nice for travelers) or when you have no signal. you could download the entire US if you wanted to. Also has transport and indoor maps.
This is cool. My phone is a GPS second only to the actual phone, and I hate waiting for maps to download.
-4.5" 720p touchscreen you can use with gloves on
Ugh. Too friggin' big, like every other phone on the market. And does the gloves claim mean that the screen is resistive instead of capacitive? I hope not.