Plastic parts tooling will be ready by July 10.
OLED tooling will be ready by July 16.
Early August - fully functional prototype.
Bad news: after the develoopment and before mass production there's 10 weeks of waiting for the sertification procedures - CE, FCC, WEEE, ROHS. Most likely there will be something to be changed to comply with the regulations.
Please note that in Taiwan, just as in Russia, May 1st is a holiday called Labor Day (so no one works).
November 31, 2007 - 200 keyboards
December 2007 - 200 keyboards
January 2008 - 400 keyboards
Tomorrow I'll open a count-down clock to tick until pre-orders start.
To be or not to be - the price for the Optimus Maximus keyboard with finalized specs is US$ 1564 (Shakespeare's birthday).