Talked to a rep, played very dumb about the GNex and said I wanted to try out the rezound or bionic or razor first, cuz I wanted to get something right now. He told me, just wait (and this guy doesn't know me from Adam) and that the Nex was probably going to come out very soon. I said, "Oh yeah?" He told me yes, they just got a shipment in today and he is almost 100% sure Friday will be the release date. He ALSO said he's thinking only for $199. Now, I'm NO expert, nor do I have a friend at VZW, this is just what was told to me TODAY, not 25 minutes ago. FWIW, I live in Virginia.