If you were hoping to snag one of Toshiba's new Libretto W100 ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs), well, here's us hoping you pulled the trigger while it was still able to fire. Less than 48 hours after the U.S. version -- Libretto W105-L251 -- went on sale, eager customers snatched up every last unit, and it doesn't look like Toshiba is planning to replenish its supply.
This dual-screen UMPC was available both direct from Toshiba and through Amazon, but now shows as being sold out on both portals. Neither site makes any mention of more units to come.
The limited run Libretto enticed users with its two 7-inch multi-touch touchscreens that work horizontally or vertically. Inside sat an Intel 1.2GHz Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 62GB SATA drive. An 8-cell battery powered the device, and Windows 7 Home Premium brought it all together.
Hopefully all of you who were enticed by Amazon's new, smaller Kindle didn't sit on the fence before hitting the 'submit order' button. If you did, you may have to wait until September to get your paws on the new eBook reader.
"Due to strong customer demand, Kindle is temporarily sold out. Order now to reserve your place in line. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis. Orders placed today are expected to ship on or before September 4th.," Amazon wrote on the Kindle's product page.
That's a delay of just over a week from the original August 27 launch date, but if the new prices prove popular enough, that date could get pushed back even further. Amazon released two new models, a Wi-Fi only version for $139, and a Wi-Fi + 3G unit for $189. Both devices are 21 percent smaller than the last-gen Kindle, but sport the same 6-inch reading area.