I agree with my source in that this is a surprise. The Pocket Edition has been in stock and widely available since it launched last fall. Even when its larger cousin was rare as a hen's tooth, the Pocket Edition could still be found just about everywhere.
Given the Consumer Reports rumor, the sales on the new and refurbished Daily Editions, the calendar date, and now this supply shortage, I suspect that we really will see a new Sony Reader some time soon.
What do you think?