John\'s information is spot on! The 100 non-populated boards they initial purchased was just make sure it was functioning correctly. After all if you got all 10K only to discover that your ethernet jack spammed the network every time you drew full power for the device you\'d be out all that cash and the project would die in its tracks!
Once the boards have been thoroughly tested and confirmed to work they\'ll move to mass production. Based off a tweet from Liz, that will unfortunately be January. Which I know is a sadness to us all since we were all hoping for the optimistic November release, but it\'s much better to have to wait one more month and get a device that actually works over yet another iphone 4 (you\'re holding the phone wrong), the xbox 360 (those red lights weren\'t at all festive!), or *shudder* windows vista (...everything).
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