Oh my, its about time!
Vodaphone owns half the company and its been like pulling teeth to get VZW to release decent CDMA/GSM phones. Hopefully this will kick off a new reality for VZW and remind them that people actually do travel outside the USA.
Now, if we can only get VZW to dump BREW in favor of J2ME and while we're at it, to stop treating their customers like children and constantly locking and restricting useful phone features.
I'm asking too much!