Give me a break. Like we should be even slightly surprised that Palm will not have enough units for initial release.. Better yet, I read in PC Magazine that the planned (instant discount of the $100 dollar loan to Palm) is only for the first 4,250 units in stock. Nation wide folks. You KNOW they will be gone in an instant.
So why is Palm doing this?? Because creating initial demand over supply for something ‘sexy new’ works. The iPhone and the Wii should be enough proof. The question will be trying to make sure you have just enough lack of supply to create over demand while not selling so few units you get backlash or have so many units that the plan fails outright. This will be interesting to watch. I still want to play with one though… Hear me Palm?? Send me a test unit!!