As to release date rumors and their likely validity:
We have roc a fella stating on HoFo that the date is Aug 28:
"Coming to verizon 8/28"
We have BoyGenius confirming roc's info:
"he is definitely right about the release date as confirmed to me by an independant source."
We have someone calling himself "luxurynick" on his very first post on HoFo stating the release date as Oct 28...but he stated this yesterday 8/16 and promised "sources and official pictures" tomorrow, which would have been 8/17.
So who to believe? We have 2 extremely credible sources with proven track records, vs one new source who has already missed the deadline he set for himself in posting those "official pictures." As for me, I'll stick with roc and BG...