After talking to a Verizon Rep at my home store, he said phones and LTE services would be rolling out around Thanksgiving. He said that a limited release would happen then and around Q2 2011 LTE service would roll out to everyone, but the phones will start rolling out in November. All just speculation but just a little more info on this.
As for the phone, I am a D1 owner and would kill for this phone. Was thinking about the D2 when its released but I think im just gonna wait for more info on the Pro.
I'm anxiously awaiting the Pro and LTE, as well. Although, if the Droid Pro has a physical keyboard it might be a big turn-off for me. With Swype I have no real need for the keyboard and don't want the extra bulk.
Got my Droid this past January, so my early 1yr upgrade wouldn't be until 2011, anyway. Going to be an unhappy camper if they don't offer early upgrades for the Pro.
But if LTE is not in my home coverage area (but I live in a major city I'd expect to have it) I'll stick with the Droid 1.
But I am sure, just like the X, they will offer early upgrades for this phone. Surely they wont make you wait for the best phone and the new service if you're already a smartphone owner.
Another quick thing i asked him about was the tiered data plans. He said to me that they are all but confirmed but no set deadline to be rolled out, but he did say that the word is that if you already have a unlimited data plan then you get to keep it once you renew your contract. Only new lines will be put to the tiered plans once they roll out.