Sony employee Raphael Salgado let me know that Sony is internally stating the Vaio UX280P Micro PC will be available on October 18. The VGN-280P is the next generation in the UX Micro PC line that has a 1.2 GHz Pentium M and ups the memory to 1 GB. This new version retains the integrated EDGE capability and ships with a Cingular SIM card, and packs a 40 GB hard disk. The UX280P is available now for pre-order on the SonyStyle site and will set you back $1999.99. With all the trouble Sony is in over the flaming battery recall why don’t you just kick in the extra penny and give them an even $2,000 when you order yours.