Although the AT&T site still lists the new HTC HD7s (see review) as available, we're hearing that in fact the phone may be backordered.

Potential customer and reader Chase ordered his HD7s a few days ago from the AT&T business direct/premier online site and just received an email noting that the phone is backordered:

Dear CHASE xxxx,

Thank you for your recent purchase on the AT&T Premier Online Store. We are pleased that you chose AT&T as your wireless service provider.

Unfortunately, items in your order are out of stock and are backordered. We will ship them as soon as they are available, and notify you of the shipment by email. We will ship multiple backordered items when all items are in stock.

If your order remains out of stock or backordered for 30 days, your order will be automatically canceled.

You can view the status of your order on AT&T Premier Online Store at any time.

Reference Web Order Number: 101xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thank you,

The AT&T Premier Team

This of course raises the question: did AT&T just have low stock or is that phone in high-demand? Alas, we'll never really know, we suppose, but we like to think it's the latter reason. Chime in if you received a similar email from AT&T about your order.

Thanks, Chase, for the info