A little FYI, in case anyone's still waiting for the 8703e to. show up in Verizon's retail stores: IT IS FINALLY AVAILABLE!
This Wednesday, I went to a Verizon Wireless store here in Maryland, and they had a LIVE, WORKING 8703e on display. Naturally, I played around with it for a few minutes. I LOVE IT! I'm amazed at how useable the keyboard is, considering how compact it is compared to the one on my Nextel 7520. And that EV-DO is blazing fast! I was amazed to see websites like eBay
and The Digital Bits
loading COMPLETELY, with all the graphics, including background images, in a mere 2-3 seconds!
It shall be mine! Just... not this week. I may have to save up for a few weeks, but it will be mine soon. And as long as it works as well as I need it to, where I need it to, Sprint can kiss my backside! They ruined the Nextel network, so I'm done with them.