Veez you have to take that post with a large grain of salt. HTC cannot solely focus on the N1 and get the rest of their line rolling. Yeah Verizon has some motorola phones, they also have some HTC phones. Hell they only have 1 motorola smart phone listed and thats the Droid. But they have 5 HTC smart phones.
Also how is the Eris going to bewcome "long in the tooth" when its getting the 2.1 upgrade?
Motorola is not having a joint announcement with Verizon, its just motorola as they're announcing a phone for AT&T as well.
Kraze is going off the idea that the Passion is the N1 and hence no Passion for Verizon. That wouldn't mean no Incredible, PassionC or Dragon (though I think the Dragon is the N1)
The rest is just bad conjecture.