Rumors have abounded for weeks or months now with blurry pictures of supposed Android phones coming to Verizon. This has set the rumor mill in full motion dreaming up scenarios whereby Verizon might finally get off their duffs and decide to get in the smart phone game. It appears that this might finally come to pass as Google and Verizon are set to announce a strategic partnership today.

I’ve been a Verizon customer for about 5 years mostly due to the fact that they have/had the best network in America, especially when roaming and stuff used to really matter to me. However, their phones stink. When given the chance to have the iPhone on their network they told Apple to take off. Worst. Mistake. Ever. In fact, just last week I finally left Verizon and switched to AT&T so that I could get my wife an iPhone. We tried to hold out for a Gphone/Android based phone to show up Verizon, but we just couldn’t take it any longer.

So, it appears that Verizon will be offering the Android phone very soon. What remains to be determined is whether or not they are going to gimp the features that make the Android phones really cool. Verizon has a history of gimping phones on their network so you can’t take full advantage of them (like the GPS ability in the Blackberry I had from Verizon). With Verizon nothing is beyond imagination, if they gimp them though, really there is no point to get an Android phone. The whole point of Android is openness and accessibility. Here is one of the phones rumored to be offered by Motorola, looks promising.