It supports both cdma and gsm, not something new to Blackberry and some other companies. Now, wonder if the GSM side is locked, I don't know. Nor do I know if VZW did their usually trickery that blocks it from using domestic gsm carriers.
"You'll also notice dual speakers on the right edge to help with noise reduction and stereo sound capture. There are no buttons on the left edge. The headphone jack is on top and the microUSB port is on the bottom"
you kidding right? dual speakers on the right? I think you have the wrong phone on your hands! microUSB port on the bottom? again, I think you have the wrong phone!