Don't mean to disappoint you but here in Australia, we've been able to pre-order since like half way through the month.. lol.
It's been available through Kogan Australia's website and they expect dispatches around October 15 (but they are generally earlier).
[citation][nom]tedmingo[/nom]The GN2 and the Oppo Find 5 are the best phones on the market today. The Oppo is probably the real sleeper and just might blow everybody out of the water.[/citation]
I had to go online and research a bit the Oppo phone... looks like a real killer. It would be even better if it had no capacitive buttons (just on-screen, like Android is meant to be), a bigger battery and (hopefully) plain vanilla JB. That could make this THE Nexus phone to have for quite a while.