Don’t set your watch by the anticipated release date of the SB8200, Arris’s first DOCSIS 3.1 tagged for retail. It’s been a moving target.
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Earlier this week, the Arris store
cited an expected release date of Jan. 30, and this morning that date was changed to Feb. 10
(so, you know...keep that in mind as you consider whether to purchase a speedy D3.1 modem for that someone special in your life for Valentine's Day). At last check, a specific expected release date has been replaced with a message that the SB8200 is “available for pre-order only.”
But the release date should not be far away, as the SB8200 has also shown up for pre-order on Amazon
. The initial retail price on the SB8200 has held steady at $199.99.
Notably, the current Amazon listing notes that the SB8200 has been approved only by Cox Communications so far, adding that similar approvals from Comcast and Charter Communications and other MSOs are “pending.”