TabletKiosk eo UMPC Shortage
I ordered super-early, so I don’t expect that this will impact my order. My fingers are crossed, though, just in case.
After speaking with Martin from TabletKiosk, I feel a little reassured. Those who pre-ordered as soon as the units were announced are probably OK. Meanwhile, I appreciate that TabletKiosk and AllTP have been incredibly forthcoming with information during these past several weeks. Then, in the face of this nasty first-run production issue, they immediately reached out to their customers with as much data as possible. Sounds like good business (or maybe they’ve been reading Robert and Shel’s book).
I’m also glad to see the community cheering them on rather than complaining: GottaBeMobile says “Kudos to TabletKiosk”, UMPC Buzz says “Good for TabletKiosk for making sure the UMPCs work before shipping.”, Life on the Wicked Stage says “Kudos to TabletKiosk for valuing quality and communication with their customers.”. And there is a similar wave of warm feelings on the forums (here and here, for instance).