Well just after I posted the news story, I called again just to triple verify it and this time I was told the 8th. I appologize to anyone who got their hopes up. But, your more than willing to try and order it through Verizon, as the first sales rep was ready to take my order. So we have 4 Different stories from 4 different outlets. If anyone does manage to place an order today and have it go thru, please let us know here..