I just finished exchanging a few emails with my PR contact at Pandigital. She has told me that the Novel will be delayed for about a month. Here is the relevant text from her email:
We will have products back in stores in approximately a month. In going through the fix, we're taking extra time to make sure it's absolutely final before we send it out.
At this point, we have two products that have both been in development for the past few months. We will be selling them both to various retailers. The original plan was that the white model would ship first, but it looks like the black model may hit the market at the same time.
P.S. I guess that rumor about the black model coming out this week was just that, a rumor.