It’s been a long road to dedicated hardware for Boxee fans. Announced in 2009, the (first) Boxee Box was expected to hit earlier this year… but was later delayed until November. Things appeared on track when Amazon began accepting pre-orders ($200) in September. However, those folks are receiving email notices stating:
We’re still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on September 13 2010 (Order# XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXX).
“The Boxee Box by D-Link”
Still want it? We’ll keep on trying. To keep your order for this item open, please click the link below. Otherwise, we’ll cancel your order on November 12 2010, if we haven’t located it by then.
Now, there could be nothing to this at all. Given the dates and timing, it’s quite possible Amazon checks in at one month intervals and this outreach is standard operating procedure. On the other hand, some who pre-ordered appear a bit concerned as the related Boxee Facebook page and forum discussions haven’t yet been addressed by company reps. Which is when (potential) customers turn to the blogosphere for assistance. And I’ve got an email out to my Boxee contact seeking clarification… stay tuned.
UPDATE: CEO Avner Ronen quite clearly states below in the comments, “No delays. We are on schedule.” Crisis averted!