Yes it's true; Verizon is finally making the Samsung i760 officially available at the end of this month. The long awaited Windows Mobile 6 with its slide out QWERTY keypad is the most powerful smart-phone Verizon will offer to date.
According to BGR you can get your hands on the i760 by simply calling customer service and offering them the SKU SCHi760ZKV and they will ship you one before the official release, but unfortunately this is not true. After talking with a very helpful customer service rep this morning I was informed neither CS nor the Business to Business channels have the phone even listed in their grids.
She did mention however that new phones are usually listed on Verizon's website even before CS is informed of the release. After checking with several departments she also could not confirm the pricing information of $399 for a 2 year or $459 for a 1 year contract both offer a $50 MIR. I would suspect that pricing sounds about right (maybe a little high considering the price drop of the iPhone) - we'll have to wait and see.
We will keep you posted if the phone is actually available for purchase before the release date. =;^ )