We don't know anything new here, but we're happy to confirm a few key details about the 8703e's launch on Verizon thanks to a freshly-issued press release: it'll drop on the 17th of this month (that's this coming Sunday for the impatient among us) for $349.99 on a two-year contract. Yes, it'll be well hotter than the 7250 it sits above, but with plenty of QWERTY goodness coming down the pike, the price gives us pause -- especially considering that we won't be getting any GSM love for international travel.

[Thanks, Doug]

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