Thanks Rich- makes sense. Sort-of. I have lot of friends who have taken the compromise of the larger sized phones (e.g. Epic 4G) to get the 4G speed. It's just IMHO, but I think that would have made it even more distinctive for VZW. And since so many people are unhappy with AT&T's service, I'll bet they would have given it a try even at the larger size lol! And VZW would have not had to worry as much about the capacity issue on their 3G network- we shall see.
BTW: unrelated, sent several emails to the site regarding the Sprint Moto ES400s- are you ever going to review that phone?