...and I had a VZW Customer Service rep get back to me:
"Currently, we do not have information regarding which equipment is being considered or approximate release dates, as this may raise expectations that may not be met." CS people are usually the last to know about these things so this shouldn't surprise anyone. At face-value, however, this tells me no decision has been made. I still have to dig for Samsung contact info but that email will be sent this week.