The BlackBerry Torch 9800 may soon begin spreading to another carrier. Kaufman Bros. analyst, Shaw Wu, wrote today:

“his “checks” suggest that Research in Motion devices using the BlackBerry 6 operating system may soon be introduced at Verizon Communications’ (VZ) Verizon Wireless unit, sometime between January and March. Wu speculates it may be the BlackBerry Torch handheld, or a similar style of device.”

It will be interesting to see if AT&T does lose their exclusivity of the Torch after 2010. We’ve heard rumors from our own sources that Verizon would instead be getting a horizontal slider, rather than a portrait (like the Torch). Hopefully we will see in early 2011. Any Verizon customers interested in picking up the Torch if it does land on Big Red?

via Barron’s