The Remarkable 2 digital paper tablet was going to be released in phases with the first shipment set to occur in the middle of July. The company has verified with Good e-Reader that due to Coronavirus, the first batch will experience a 10 weeks delay. Subsequent batches will experience a delays too, by at least 3-6 weeks.
Remarkable told Good e-Reader “Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to minimize the pandemic’s impact on delivery to our customers. Despite our best efforts, the necessary lock-downs and travel restrictions in place to help fight the pandemic have influenced the manufacturing timeline for Remarkable 2, which in turn will delay the availability. These challenges mean it’s going to take a little longer before it can be shipped.
While these challenges have impacted our current timeline, we’re doing everything in our power to accelerate the completion of Remarkable 2 and ensure product availability as soon as possible. We are investing in measures to limit the duration of the delay, including additional manufacturing capacity.”
The first batch of Remarkable 2 tablets basically are now delayed by at least 2.5 months now, which is a serious blow for the company wanting to make a big splash. This means its going to be awhile before any product reviewers can get their hands on a sample. The last I heard a couple of months ago that the tablets were just entering the mass production phase, but it looks like this is not happening for awhile.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.