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Despite DJI's promises that shipments for its new Mavic Pro drone were underway, very few drones have made their way to customers. Last week, we wrote about the shipping delays plaguing the drone. Hours after we published our story, DJI released a statement announcing that shipping had begun. But according to customer reports and leaked company communication, only a small fraction of the highly-anticipated $1699 UAVs on backorder have shipped.


Last month, DJI announced its very cool new Mavic Pro drone, a tiny, foldable, super smart UAV that can do lots of cool tricks. There's just one problem: The shipment date has come and gone and customers who pre-ordered have no idea when they can expect to get their flying cameras.


With the Opposition playing silly buggers in parliament at the end of last year, it was always going to be a tough ask for Telstra to meet the July 1 deadline of putting the NBN agreement to shareholders. This morning the company confirmed in a statement to the Stock Exchange that the negotiations wouldn't be completed in time for a vote this financial year.


For all their critical acclaim, current tablets stink in direct sunlight. That's why Pixel Qi's "transflective" display and similar screens are so promising. Unfortunately, the other serious contender in this field, Qualcomm's Mirasol, just delayed their screen to next year.


Just because you ordered expedited shipping on that Apple TV doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get it on time. Apparently, several customers have gotten emails from Apple indicating a 2-3 week delay and offering a refund for the shipping charge.


If nothing else, Apple is a company that's exceptionally regular in its release schedule. We've seen new iPods every September/October for almost a decade, new iPhones announced each June and Mac refreshes almost every January. But as Gus over at Lifehacker points out, this regularity means that it's highly unlikely we'll see new iPhone 4's hitting Australian shelves this month.


As the tablet market gets even more crowded and competitive (read: Did you see Computex this year?), any delay could effectively end a company's chance at making that all-important first impression. Notion Ink Adam was just delayed until November.


Ooh, looks like somebody's popular. If you tried to order a Wi-Fi iPad this morning, you might have noticed that the expected ship date has been bumped a week to April 12 and in-store pick-up has been nixed as an option. Seems like the first pack o' Pads have all been spoken for. Just how many is that? There's no way to be sure, but some of the most recent estimates put the number somewhere near a half a million. Yow.