According to Droid-Life, the December 9th Verizon Galaxy Nexus release has been pushed back.
Verizon’s equipment guide for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus previously showed a release date of December 9. However, that date changed today, simply stating “launch date coming soon.”
According to reports, this change of plans may be due to 4G LTE issues, as some LTE phones receive SIM Card Authorization errors.
Speculation is rife that Verizon could need a few extra days to ensure their network is stable enough.