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 and 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?