At about 9:00 P.M. on July 13 I had a chat with a VZW rep, via their chat window on their site. Here is the conversation. (I wonder if I was talking to a computer? ) I copied and pasted it here.
Please wait for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience! A Verizon Wireless online pre-sales specialist has joined the chat.
You are now chatting with Rachael
ray: just checking for the droid x, LOL
Rachael: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
Rachael: I would be happy to answer your questions about the X!
Rachael: It will be available tomorrow night at midnight EST.
ray: okay thanks for the info. will you ship so customers will have it on friday?
Rachael: Yes, overnight shipping would be available for receipt on Friday.
ray: thank you, rachael, for the confirming that
Rachael: Absolutely, Ray!
ray: I guess that is all unless you call take my order tonight.
Rachael: I wish I could! Maybe I will run into you again tomorrow night, I will be here!
ray: okay, thanks
Rachael: I'm sorry for the delay. I'll be right with you.
ray: ok no problem
ray: if i cannot order tonight I will not take any more of your time
Rachael: Now that I have answered your questions about ordering the X, is there anything else I can help you with tonight?
ray: no thanks
Rachael: Thank you for visiting Verizon Wireless, I look forward to speaking with you again. Have a great evening!
Your chat session has been ended by your Verizon Wireless online agent.