The above image was sent in by a few people this morning which further confirms the October 28th launch date of the BlackBerry Storm2. This **should** mean that between now and the 29th Verizon will actually announce the device, and from there it should be available to all channels (retail stores, online, phone upgrades) to actually be purchased on the 28th. According to this similar image posted today, the inventory levels on the Verizon system are still showing 0 inventory, but hopefully that will change soon. It also looks like the previously rumored Verizon Storm2 BOGO (buy one, get one) deal may just hold true.
In the Vodafone inventory short below (click image for larger view) you can see that at least one Vodafone warehouse is currently sitting with 3500 BlackBerry Storm2 units in. We're getting close now!!!