Wirelessly posted (8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)
Well I have been on vz since 01, they literally add new phones years later heck look at the raza phone, 2 years later vz carried it, as the last carrier to adopt it.
In reality after everyone had it moto signed the cripple disable 1/2 the phone was it released.
Why do you think vz said no to mac, mac didn't want the phone crippled.
And since vz just added the 8830 in 2 years we might see a new phone from vz. Imo I think after so many years with vz you just get used to it. Sprint/tmo/att will see new phones before vz. Just how vz works tho.