So... what's the point of reserving? If stores get them on launch day, but us who reserved ahead of time have to wait, that completely defeats the purpose!
Technically speaking the reservation is only meant to guarantee you a phone at the store of your choice. So the benefit is that you don't have to go wait in line at the store just to find out that they've sold out or have to drive around town trying to find one. Instead, you can wait until you get a phone call and then just go and pick it up at your convenience without having to worry that you won't be able to get one. Unfortunately it doesn't guarantee that you'll get it the morning of launch, but it does guarantee that you'll get one.
I am also "in progress"...was 77 or 78 for 16gb white as of yesterday.
Not holding my breath for it to be in store tomorrow though I may just go to the store and buy it anyway before I get my reserved one, if it's not insane.
Once your status has change from "Open" to "In Progress," you can't cancel your pre-order though, right? If one shows up at a store that has their regular shipment in (and no Pre-Orders), are you able to buy one and have them cancel your res through their system?
Once it is "In Progress" you can only cancel your reservation from the location that your reserved phone is scheduled to be shipped to.
I was #115 yesterday for the 16 GB Blue Pebble
I am now "In progress"
I can't wait to get mine...my first Smartphone. I know, I'm behind!