what does "available" mean?
Everyone and their relatives has known for months that 8.1 would be released today. Dell announces the Venue 8 Pro, available Oct. 18. so, can you go to BB and buy one? No. You can preorder one, that will ship on the 25th, to be delivered sometime thereafter. I called the local MS store and they don't expect to get any till mid Nov. Really, what gives. Here is a promising device, that could help sales, that wont be in ones hands for a couple of weeks.