The Essential is finally available for purchase, sort of. The phone has popped up on BestBuy in both Unlocked and Sprint flavors.
Interestingly the unlocked is cheaper than the supposedly subsidized Sprint one ($699.99 vs $749.99). You can get the phone in either Black Moon or Pure White.
As for when it will start shipping to buyers - BestBuy only states that it's coming soon. The Essential has been plagued by delays ever since it missed its first shipping target back in June.
I hear others are already starting to abandon it, I certainly wouldn't buy this phone.
it uses titanium and ceramic to be exact.
I preordered the day after it came out and still no purchase email. Not so excited anymore with the Note 8, v30 and iPhone 8 just around the corner.