Well, according to the publications, this announcement is before CES during which it's going to more fully presented, so a little patience and we'll get there. And the articles say that none of the machines is going to available immediately for sale...
Of course, if an insider talk while under his usual silence protocol that would be welcome. But it hasn't been customary with other releases. We get official descriptions/announcements and spec leaks usually.
What happens now is public exposure of the product and possibly making adjustments, either in marketing, or in the product itself, if the need is discovered and accepted and contingency plans allow. A very late development of the product before it's being rolled unto the market.
As it currently seems, some of us are going to let of some steam off again. But I hope it (really) doesn't build up.
current: X61T (with long bubbles ), T60p , SXGA+, 4:3 Only, Opera User,
former:T60, T30, 380 E