Yeah I'm under the same suspicions but I think inkdrop hit the nail on the head. CES 2011 was Wacom's chance to get the word out about any newer model than the DTK-2100 (21UX 2010 model)
As for excuses/reasons, word is that Wacom's manufacturer for the Cintiq's anti-glare/scratch screen had a 20-30% reduction in stock, since they provide glass surfaces for other devices like mobile phones, tablet devices, etc.
Thing is, though people WANT this item a lot, there isn't a lot of DEMAND for it (usually a high demand/low supply results in jacked prices) In actuality there is a low demand and an even lower supply.
I bought mine from Corel (hoping a big name like Corel would be a priority for Wacom to get products out to), but they told me their current estimate (not a guarantee) is 12-14 weeks. Since I ordered on Jan 2, that's between April 1 - April 14. Absolutely horrible availability, and I'm very surprised to see Wacom in this situation at all.
Such a lack of availability also makes us assume there might have been a recall that was not publicized; Wacom may have taken it off the market to either fix or apply the latest updates/technology to it, etc.
I would be EXTREMELY aggravated with Wacom if I got this and a new item was released. I wish they would just be public about the issues, but hell, even their FORUM is broken (I tried to register on it and after activating my account, the system told me repeatedly that I was using the wrong password to login, though I was cut and pasting it from the email)
Honesty is the best policy, Wacom, so what's going on?
"Doing something half-assed more than once just makes you more of an ass."
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