What are the anticipated windows of opportunity for buying the Pre? If stock runs out on opening day, when can we expect the next batch? What size might that batch be? If we order online, when can we expect the device to arrive? Would we get the device sooner by ordering online rather than waiting for the second round to hit the stores? I realize that any answers would be guesses, but what are our best guesses?

Also, if the first round of devices has some major glitch, can we expect free replacements? What's the typical wait between the release of a new Palm device and the release of the first hardware revision for the device?

It would be fun to have one of the first devices on the market, but there are trade-offs, and I'm trying to weigh those trade-offs against the potential wait.