Nokia is not the only game in town when it comes to Windows Phone 8 as HTC is doing an admirable job with their Windows Phone 8X offering. And although Verizon began selling both the Lumia 822 and 8X this week, it appears that these phones are in tight supply.
If you head to Verizon's website you'll now see the HTC 8X stamped with a "Will Ship by 11/27" notice and that's for all colors--California Blue, Black and Verizon Red. We already knew of a delay with the 8X so this clears things up a little bit, as to when they will be back in stock.
There's no word on what exactly is causing the delay but 8X's have been difficult to find in AT&T stores as well, so it's not a Verizon issue as far as we know. But if you pre-ordered the 8X from big Red and have yet to receive it, you may be in for yet another short wait.
Edit: As pointed out in comments, check your local Verizon Store too as some have "plenty of stock", probably from initial shipments.
Source: Verizon; Thanks, TheLeopard, for the tip!