Rednoc pointed this out to me, and I noticed it over at Gizmodo, but it looks like the Motorola MPX220 “soft launch” that has happened at some Best Buys around the country is going to go official, and nationwide:
“The model MPx220 with Cingular service is initially available at Best Buy stores nationwide beginning Sunday, October 17 and will hit Cingular retail stores later next month.”
So, if you’re in an area that Cingular serves (which I’m not, here in Oregon), you can get your eager little hands on this phone next week. That is, of course, if you don’t mind the crappy camera quality.
I’m still kind of torn between this and the Audiovox SMT5600. I guess time will tell which one I will end up with (if any).
Update: Follow the SmartphoneThoughts thread here for more availability reports and user experiences.