Went up to the Verizon store and they still claimed they had nothing in stock (no phones or accessories). He still stuck to his guns after I pulled out mine trying to convince him I wasn't really trying to weasel out a phone from him.
Went to Best Buy and the dude said the same thing (after saying in front of me a few days prior that they "don't have it" using heavy air quotes).
I already have the freaking thing and I'm still confused by this release.
I went to Verizon and purchased a Shell/Holster combo and a set of screen protectors. I am digging the screen protectors because they are the anti glare variety and they will cover the whole phone and not just the screen.