Though the Brigade isn't officially on the market just yet, a lucky member over at HowardForums has been able to score his hands on one. This isn't an irregular happening - as seen in cases in the past, a quick call to telesales and a bit of begging can do wonders in some cases. The device isn't available online just yet, but a few retail stores here and there have reported having it in stock. Be prepared to spend $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year agreement.
Given the fact that the Brigade is $250 after rebates and requires a data plan, I'll stick with my smartphone. For those that need a workhorse, however, this might be your phone. Anyone interested?