Just heard this from reader Robert Kawaratani in Japan who has been following the release of the HP 2133 Mini-note with great interest. Japan has no shortage of mini-notebooks as most of them are produced by Japanese OEMs and the HP is, well, not. The HP Mini-note went on sale in Japan a few weeks ago and immediately sold out of existing stock, forcing HP to stop accepting online orders in Japan for the little notebook. Online orders resumed on July 24 and according to messages on the HP Japan website sales had to be suspended that same day as orders exceeded supply once again. The word on the HP Japan web site (translated) is that sales will be resumed in August when the Mini-note is back in stock. This is surprising to me as the HP is more expensive than some of the Japanese mini-notebooks and is actually imported into Japan.