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Segway tells us that Amazon.com customers interesting in buying one of its Human Transporters should disregard an email from the e-commerce giant today saying that the transporter won't be available any time soon.

"We've recently learned from our supplier that the item you requested to be notified about, Segway Human Transporter (also known as "Ginger" or "IT"), will not be available in the foreseeable future," Amazon.com told customers who'd registered an interest in the vehicle this morning.

That's incorrect, says Segway, which told us there are no changes to the schedule.

Amazon.com blamed its email robot for the error. "A small number of customers were e-mailed in error by one of our automated e-mailing systems today. In actuality there is no new information about Segway availability. We of course will let that small number of customers know that they should disregard the e-mail."

The midget-crushing moped is on course for a consumer release in 2003, a spokesperson told us today. Commercial customers such as the US Postal Service and utilities are receiving their HTs now.

Bootnote:And not just civilian utilities. Reader Chris Partridge sends us this evidence - extraordinary, if true - of Segway deployment amongst the elite of Britain's security forces:-

Special forces

How unwise we were to mock this. ®

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