I just got off the phone with ASUS customer support — notebook presales department, and happened to get a bit of good news. The woman I had talked to said that US shipments should be in by the beginning of October if not by the end of September. The device should be available through ASUS’ online resellers. When I asked about the pricing she said that the device would be $999. She said that the price would be for a standard model. She said that the standard model has a 60GB hard drive with 768MB RAM. She confirmed that the device also has the embedded GPS, camera, WI-FI, and Bluetooth.