Motorola's next SuperDroid will be available in November.
Verizon has been quietly but massively ramping up retail sales positions in time for Christmas.
GoogleTV is slated for a November release.
I don't think the initial market for GoogleTV is going to be cable-over-broadband, if it ever was.
My prediction (if I'm not wrong about the hoax) is that Google will announce the initial offering of GoogleTv as a mobile service over the Verizon network on android powered devices. GoogleTV ® is still slated for a November release, and while it was initially (pre- the April court finding for Comcast) touted as a replacement for residential cable over broadband, I think that a deal with Verizon would show the actual target market (at least at first) is mobile devices, using the android framework. There is no established 'cable' in the mobile arena, the closest would be Apples' offerings and smaller one-offs like zulu -but they are no Comcast or Dish/DirectTV in terms of always-on, multichannel, live, scheduled, 'network' programming. Google would own the Verizon segment of the market, and I'm guessing there's a whole stack of patents to protect the T-mobile and AT&T segments for a while (as would lead time to market).
Having a deal closed ahead of time for guaranteed bandwidth would be crucial for the project to succeed, & after the April FCC-Comcast ruling they need to be first in line with at least one mobile carrier.