I hate to keep this question going...
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Be sure to look about the upgrade procedure on page 4.
I'm sure most of you remember when the i730 came out, dealers were able to do VAD orders, and customers could get it ordered, or buy from telesales, but they weren't able to go to a store, look at it, and take it home that day. They didn't get stock until 11/01/03.
Now, that doesn't mean you can't go and order it from a store on 5/17, it just means you will have to wait for it to ship to your house from the VAD Warehouse which takes about 2 days.
So if you planned on playing with it before hand or at least seeing it in person, you will have to wait a week or two longer.