Depends... if AT&T got the exclusive rights, as U.S. wireless phone provider, to sell the Passport, then VZN won't be able to get the Passport.
Here is an excerpt from the article found on The Motley Fool
"Under the agreement AT&T will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Passport"
Right now, people can only get the Passport via shop blackberry and or AT&T; also via Blackberry authorized resellers.
Nope. To date, there are no Passport using CDMA; only GSM.
Same reason Sprint does not carry the Passport because Sprint is also CDMA and the AT&T's exclusive rights as a sole U.S. wireless carrier to sell the Passport.
+10^x on updates. Please Verizon! it is time to keep the ball rolling! . But that's for another thread.
I do support OP. Verizon needs to do what is possible to get the Passport. Only reason why I don't jump ship is because of my unlimited data plan. Provided I have a few lines, I'm seriouly considering moving one to where service for the Passport is offered. Understand Sonic, that if we are paying top dollar for Verizon, it ought to be because not only of the best quuality phone service. If Verizon prides itself for providing the best customer service, part of it to at least provide or attempt to meet what its customers demand. I know of a lot of Verizon subscribers who have my predicament.
Verizon can't do anything. At&t has an exclusive contract with Blackberry to sell the Passport. You want to blame someone blame Blackberry. Verizon can't sell a phone that Blackberry doesn't make for them. When are people going to get this?
I, too want the BB Passport. It is a very nicely featured phone, the screen real estate is very functional -- more similar to
computer screens than the typical 16x9 aspect ratio. I doubt I would leave Verizon just because, but I can't say that I wouldn't be tempted. I understand that exclusive contracts mess that up, but maybe Verizon should push a little harder to get the unique phones that loyal customers want. I love BB and will not buy another brand as long as I can function. I have had various Android phones and iPhones. None compare. Bring us the Passport as soon as possible! Please!
I have an unlocked Passport. Im a business user. For Business its the best phone I have ever had and I have had most of the good ones. For not Business its not your phone in my view its that simple. Does it all for business better than the others,. Screen size, security, file management, BB HUB, build quality et. Works terrific with all microsoft type file, calendar syncs etc.
Real Pain Verizion issue is you can never get an straight answer as to their future intentions. I never heard of a business where you can walk into any Verizion and if you read about phones you know more about the products then the staff does. They can never answer availability questions or new modes about anything. They only know what is in their store. I was at a store in WA where the BB Classic was on a wall video poster and they guy in the store told me they don't carry BB?????? Come on guys there are many serious Business users who don't just want devices that play angry birds and tweets..grow up and carry product lines that go beyond the latest fad phone only. Even if its just on line ordering no store stock but carry some serious business devices. Even your iPad stock is always the low memory models most times. Can someone at Verizion put an end to the back and forth and just tell us if you have any intention of getting Passport on Verizion??
Today we learned why Verizon doesn't have the Passport and probably won't get the Passport. And, from a business perspective, there is no way Verizon should get the Passport. Morgan Stanley put out a research piece that says BlackBerry has sold only 8,000 Passports and Classics COMBINED. That's the total sales number too, not just a weekend figure.