after a good conversation with Amazon Rep, I just cancelled the order(s) I had [ touchpad, 2 - touchstones, 1 - keyboard ].
Even if I were to pay for overnight shipping, he did not expect me to receive the items until the 5th . . .don't know if he was being over protective of the shipping policy, but I will shop elsewhere.
Anyone else think this was a FOPAH on HP to release on the 1st while pre-orders sat SUN/MON in shipping warehouses???