Late to the party, perhaps; but late is almost always better than never in the phone game, and word on the street has the 8703e variant of RIM's 8700 series finally finding its way to Verizon on the 28th of this very month. Normally, we'd pass on this kind of hearsay, but roc a fella's track record speaks for itself, so Verizon customers may want to start their thumb strengthening regimen immediately.

[Thanks, Gary]

*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.

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