I'm not asking for recommendations, just if there is a phone that fits these criteria, and if so, what is it?
- Android (preferably 2.2+)
- Physical Keyboard
The only HTC that I see on the Verizon site with an Android search is the Droid Incredible, which does not have a physical keyboard.
According the HTC page on Wikipedia only the Dream (A71XX), Espresso (MyTouch 3G Slide), and the Desire Z have physical keyboards. Those are all GSM phones, which won't work on Verizon's network (it being CDMA).
So the answer to your question is: No such phone exists (at this time).
The EVO Shift 4G meets the first three criteria but fails the last. It's a Sprint-branded phone. Sprint uses CDMA, though, so an unlocked phone would work on Verizon's network. It runs on Android 2.2.
Edit: Sprint has now pushed out the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update to the EVO Shift 4G