I was on Amazon.com the other day, checking up on Vista prices, when I was greeted with the following information:
Because of a Microsoft request, the many versions of the Windows Vista operating system are not currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com. They are estimated to be available January 30, 2007, and you can sign up at right to be notified via e-mail when Vista becomes available for pre-order. If you've already pre-ordered Vista at Amazon.com, your order will be fulfilled when the software is available.
Interesting. So Microsoft must have forced them to pull the pre-order after they let the cat out of the bag early.
I wonder why they specifically mentioned Microsoft. What was the point? Are they wanting to deflect the customer anger over the fact that they had to pull the program? Did they conveniently forget that they leaked the prices and took pre-orders before Microsoft said they could? That's pretty childish.
I asked Amazon's PR these questions, and they refused to comment. Go figure.