It's almost as though I wrote this. I'm in exactly the same position and looking at the same hardware. I'll stay tuned.
I am in the market for a new verizon phone and I am trying to get one that is the most compatible google mobile services so I can access gmail, google reader, and the calendar. Anyone have any suggestions? I have been looking into vx6800 or sch-i760 but I have also considered the blackberrys