I stopped by my local RS yesterday on my way home from work to check and see if they had any info on the Stratosphere 2. To my surprise it was on display, free with upgrade. I asked if they had one available, she came out with the only one they received today. Activated it on my account, and off I went with an unreleased phone.
Wife loves it so far, she played with it all night.
Now to find a screen protector and case for it...........going to be slim pickings since the phone doesn't exist.