Seems like Apple took a leaf from HP when they announced their iterative IOS5 update which does nothing but catch up with the competition (plus Icloud) for 'fall' without giving any further details or even announcing a new Iphone, breaking their previous release cycle.
Originally Posted by gregp
Although they have a good reason to postpone hardware - just like any other manufacturer, they're being set back by the recent natural disaster in Japan as their japanese suppliers have had bigger worries than meeting deadlines. Other manufacturers' fans understand this. WebOS people foam at the mouth about HP having lied to them and want free phones.
as for Worldwide availability, HP should totally get to it. I'm not sure but there may be an issue with the direct credit card billing necessary for App Catalog access. If memory serves, you need separate contracts in every country, and these things actually cost. HP should be able to afford that cost though, and if Apple can sell everywhere, HP should be able to do it too.
At least they're phasing in new countries. Maybe we'll see them phase in new regions every couple of months in the future. I certainly hope so.