I went to the local Verizon company store today to compare the D2 and Global. Well, great idea, but the store doesn't have a single D2 on the floor anymore--just the Global. Actually it did have a dummy R2D2 so I could compare the keyboards but that's all. So is this farewell to the D2? I am now leaning toward the D2 vs the Global due to the battery issues with the Global that seem attached to the radio cell. Guess I'll have to buy online or over the phone, no problem with that, but it seems early to be discontinuing the phone when it was released only a couple of months ago. So what's in your Verizon store?