We'll admit, we were wondering how the Palm Pre stock levels were going to look at Best Buy stores around the nation, primarily due to the rampant rumors about short-term supply shortages. An equally inquisitive employee posting on EverythingPre's forums has leaked several screenshots of estimated inventory levels across the nation - some good, some bad. Stores in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas seem to be well-off, while others in Massachusetts are shaping up to get a few devices.
As this article was going to press, a tipster informed Engadget Mobile that the "On Order" number didn't mean, well, devices that are on order; rather it was how many devices the manager had requested. Based on the numeric amounts, I don't buy that theory. People don't request 12, or 16, or 9 devices; they typically give rounded numbers. At any rate, the inventory screenshots give a good idea as to how many devices Best Buy's around the nation will carry. Prepare for long lines!