For the first time since I’ve been a Verizon subscriber there isn’t a new, or, even a relatively new, BlackBerry device on their network that I am interested in enough to purchase for personal use. The BlackBerry Curve 9330 is just too low end of a device for my needs. The BlackBerry 9650 is a good, but, I’ve become accustomed to BlackBerry devices with touch screens and can’t see myself won’t switch back to a full QWERTY device unless it is a slider with a full touch screen.
In years past there was no way that Verizon would have have entered the holiday shopping season without a big promotion or two generating buzz around the BlackBerry devices being offered or soon to be offered on their network. In 2008 and 2009, Verizon had exclusive devices, the BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Storm2, come out at this time of the year, but, for 2010, Verizon has no exclusives, their “new” high end device came out 6 months ago, and, although the Curve 3G came out less than 6 weeks ago, there really isn’t much marketing buzz coming out of Verizon.
There is no question that since the introduction of the Motorola Droid back in 2009 that Verizon’s wagon has been hitched to the horse that is Android, but, it seems as though Verizon isn’t even paying to attention to the BlackBerry, which, brings us to our poll question: