What happened to the Essex? Where is it? It seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. RIM better hope not since the Essex is going to be the first device released in 2010. Not to mention it has HUGE competition now, especially with the Nexus just being released. So really, where is it? Has RIM finished production and is it Verizon who is holding off on this? Lately there has been no talk about this device in a while. Hell, there has been more talk about the new pearl, which had some kind of rumor tied with it and CES 2010. But I don't care about the "Striker", I want the damn Essex! The WiFi, trackpad Tour!! I'm pointing the finger at Verizon. Verizon is slower then the economy. How long did it take them to finally release a new official OS for the first Storm? How many other carriers release OS's for their Blackberry line up and how many does Verizon do? Yes, none, zip, nada. I can openly admit that the most stupid thing I have done in 2009 was switch to Verizon. Hell, T-mobile is better then Verizon. Verizon needs to stop worrying about who they are going to file lawsuits against because of slogans and worry keeping their Blackberry users happy. Does not take much, just throw out an OS once in a while or something. AT&T should start getting good ol' Luke to just say "Verizon sucks, AT&T is better". It would not be lying, it's blunt and gets right to the point. If this is an indication of how this year is going to be with Verizon and RIM, I can see RIM stats hit an all time low as they watch Android break records. This is not a good start to the new year. RIM and Verizon have two options really, either they get off their butts and get things rolling or they get off their butts and walk to the unemployment line. Time to wake up!!!