Verizon officially launches the Ve and announces 8830
phone. Domestically it will operate in dual-band CDMA networks with support for EV-DO data, while overseas it will use GSM networks with EDGE data. The high-end BlackBerry is very similar to the 8800 that both AT&T and T-Mobile offer. The World Edition smartphone will be available on May 14 through business sales channels and two weeks later (May 28) in the Communication Stores.