I got the same email. I think it is probably an under promise and over deliver and we should get them before... If not, I will probably go to the store Friday to pick one up. My AMEX was charged today and I received a text saying my order was processed. Now just to get that shipment notification tonight!
I went to another store and explained what happened and that I asked for express shipping and was told there was none available and that the phone is going through usps. The store manager agreed to hold one for me from their inventory on Friday to male sure I have one. Very cool.