I'm also waiting for this phone. I don't see why there aren't more flip phones on verizon. I don't think there is a single flip android phone that verizon has.
Anyways, I heard from somewhere that this phone might come out for verizon by March.
I read the blog about the Alltel BB Style yesterday, too. I definitely think there is now some hope for it on Verizon since Alltel is apparently picking it up. At least that means there was not a totally exclusive agreement between RIM and Sprint on it. Also, I got a chance to spend some "quality" time with a friend's BB Style (he is on SPRINT) over the holidays, and I really could not find anything that I didn't like about it. He has had it since its SPRINT launch and he said that he would not swap it for any other phone out there.
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I got to play with the style at a mall kiosk the other day and want it even more than just seeing it online...I hope Verizon gets it. I'm on a family plan and hate to break it up, but the Sprint guy's sales pitch was hot and heavy and it's a great phone. This phone seems like a perfect smartphone upgrade from my Samsung Alias 2 that just passed 2 years old. It maintains the clamshell design and full keyboard and also has a good camera. I bought the alias because I text and mobile web alot but can't imagine talking into a brick (candy bar, or whatever you call those flat devices) when I do need to carry on a conversation. The Alias and Style also both fit well into a pocket and decrease incidence of "pocket dialing". I think verizon has a perfect market for the Style in customers like me upgrading from flip/text phones like the Alias. Nothing verizon's carrying now seems like it would be as easy of a transition. I really want a smartphone, but hope I don't have to hold out too much longer. .
Come on, Verizon...bring on the BB style, or ANY flip smartphone. This type of phone is a must for anyone in construction, or any trades!! Unfortunately, the trend has gone to ridiculously large touch screens, and away from what a smartphone SHOULD be...a PHONE, with additional capabilities like email, SMS, maps, and browsing when on the go. I don't need (or want) to watch utube all day or watch full length HD movies on my phone. I have a droid pro, and this phone is really good, but I can't (and won't) bring this phone to a jobsite, so it sits in my truck, and I'm left having to carry another flip phone with me to take calls. Bring on the Style, and my problems are solved. I can't be the only VZ customer that works in the trades and needs a rugged smartphone.
Hello all. I've been away from the forums for a very long time. I too want to add my name to the list of people who are seriously interested in this phone. While I understand that Sprint had some sort of exclusive on it when it was introduced but honestly that HAS to be over by now. I just wish Verizon would make a decision one way or the other as to what they are going to do with this device.