Visited two stores & called two stores today and got the same information -- SOME employees have the phone already and are encouraged to let the public try it if they are asked.
All employees should have the phone by next week --- and all employees are also getting training re the phone -- and the anticipated release date is April 9th.
consensus with employees I spoke to was that the phone is very fast and a has an easy user interface -- although no one said it will match the iPhone, it was nice to see some enthusiasm. For what it is worth, I have been at ATT for several other new phone releases (Atrix2, Galaxy II, Inspire)last year and no one seemed real excited about THOSE.
Thanks for the investigative work. That is encouraging info and I will also check my local ATT store. I'm wondering if these phones were the 1 million Lumia 900's MS bought from Nokia for marketing purposes. Hopefully we will start to see TV ads starting up this week.