I ordered an unlocked Nexus 5 from Google on Monday night. The site said it wouldn't ship until 3 December. I paid for next day shipping as I was concerned to know exactly when it would be delivered.
Then I got a notice that it had shipped at 0200 yesterday! It arrived last night about 1930. Wow.
I didn't get a sim card and I'm not planning on actually using it as a phone. I could, though. At this point I still don't feel the need for a smart phone. But I did want a smaller PDA. The Nexus 7 was a bit much to carry around. It's not much thicker than the iPod Touch. The camera is much better, especially in HDR mode.
I spent some of last night and more time today setting it up. Google installed all the apps I'd had on my Nexus 7. I did have to organize the screens, though. I also set it up to synch with local Outlook on my PC.
Everything works great. Such and easy set up. Drag and drop all the files I need. I really like it.
I needed a different podcast app as the one I was using wouldn't synch between devices. I paid a little bit for Pocket Cast and it works so much better. I then just dragged and dropped all my music....7 gigs worth. None of this having to load them to iTunes. Just select all and copy over.