If you look at the end of the article, Kobo contacted the author and pointed out that 95% of the stores will have them before the weekend and that they were rolling out from East coast to West. They are already in Central Alberta which is most of the way to the West Coast.
This is the same site that reported problems with the screen while demonstrating this on a setting screen that was not supposed to respond to touch to begin with. It appears to me that the author has opted to go for being fast over being accurate.
Last edited by taming; 10-04-2012 at 02:11 AM.