8703e = CDMA/EVDO
8707 = GSM/UMTS
Big difference in the technologies, as no carrier in the United States does both, so there would be absolutely no reason in the world why Verizon would carry a UMTS device. Closing this thread as this is not a substantiated rumor, nor is it news unless you posted this about 6 months ago.
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