My Google phone also worked well including Google maps (GPS application)
yup we used our verizon phone last year.... no issues!
is it $1.99 per minute ?
yep, and it's 50c to send text and 25 to receive - i think.
for bb, you need the international data plan activated - $2/day or something.
once you're in aruba, you can simply go to options/mobile network/ and change the "network technology" to GSM/UMTS.
i guess you can pull the batteries and have it pick up the connection automatically, but i've always been unsuccessful at that. i had to always manually change it by myself.
also, while the data connection is pretty much awesome, the voice calls are unreliable - at least when i was there last year. hopefully, as other have reported here, things have changed.