So I just got back from my local VZW store. No line. I immediately downloaded Google Maps. It installed and ran fine. Turned on Google Navigation and navigated home. GPS locked quickly, seemed accurate (within reason, maybe 25-50 feet) and gave perfect spoken turn-by turn directions. Woo hoo. I am gonna download some things and play for a while, but my # 1 concern looks to be appeased right now.