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.
While I probably never own another Blackberry phone, I don't want to see them fail. I don't take pleasure in people losing their jobs, nor less of choices in the smartphone market.