I am just awaiting for someone in vzw to atleast give us a date so we can stop all this guessing. Even if it is D8cember if a rep just came out and said it people could pack up their tents and know to show back up then. Right now the range is from nov 17- mid december based on speculations. As far as it being released the 17th I am almost ready to doubt that because for new smart phones they send their sale reps through a class about a week or 2 before the release date. Most reps i talk to, unless they hard core android people who are just guessing like we are, do not have much of a clue about the device. This has me guessing they have not been through training because of the fact they have the razr and rezound releasing back to back. As far as a black friday release, though its still possible, I am going to doubt that for a few reasons. The Nexus is a flagship device so you would think they would want to have atleast a cardboard cutout and one balloon on the day they want to push the device. Black Friday is its own event and could overshadow the nexus.
Now to contradict what I just said (basically playing advocate), someone above joked about lack of bloatware paying for anything, that being the case it could be a black friday release. Since vzw cant bloat up the nexus they may not care about rolling out balloons cake and stuff. They can have it on black friday and have a little section in the corner with a small poster board like they do the free and blackberry phones. The phone will be off with the wires ripped out and when you ask about it the rep tries to take you over to the "real phones" the bloated razr and rezound, why because those phones are actually helping to pay for the event. The one guy who does have the nexus shirt will be like the janitor or something. Sorry Nexus but you are not welcomed here since you dont have an entire page of vzw bloat apps.
^ok I was joking about that. In reality all we can do is continue to wait. Eventually we will be able to do "Fastboot Oem unlock" but for now we just have to sit back and awiat for vzw to finish hyping the razr and rezound.