The Nokia E72, successor to the much loved Nokia E71, was supposed to ship in Q3 according to a press release issued on June 15, 2009. Today, 5 months and 1 day after the E72 was announced, Nokia issued a press release saying the device is in stores.
5 months + 1 day.
Specifications for those who forgot: 5 megapixel (versus 3.2 on the E71), 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, 1500 mAh battery, 3.5 mm headphone jack, WiFi, GPS, and if you need to know more then click here.
Update: Slash Gear has an unboxing video: