Verizon Phone Choices (The next Nexus?)

After yesterday's announcement of the Droid Maxx, I had decided that was probably going to be my next phone. I love the look of the Moto X, but I just want to get a phone with amazing battery life. Suddenly, however, the Nexus 7 is announced, with LTE support on Verizon. This might change everything, because suddenly, the idea of a straight Nexus device capable of working on Verizon is not just a fantasy.

Thoughts?