The email about choosing shipping batch said the following:
Once we have assigned your order to a batch we will follow up with you to select the modem
and power supply you would like and to confirm the correct shipping address.
If I understand correctly this means that we should get another email asking about modem and power supply choices. Since shipping is supposed to start Sep 24 (today!), I guess at least the luckiest first in line for Aspen should have gotten such emails already, otherwise it will not be possible to start shipping them today.
The shipping announcement said the Aspen “shipping window” was from Sep 24 to Oct 22 so not all Aspen need to be shipped on Sep 24, but the top Mastodon post says “Librem 5 shipping starting 24 September 2019”:
I’m curious too. If they start shipping today, do they have the time to read every responded emails before shipping by end of the day? I hope they will send me modem choice email for Dogwood or Evergreen sooner rather than at the last minute. If Aspen customers haven’t received modem choice email yet then something’s wrong or modem can be shipped separately and installed by customers.
“Shipping” doesn’t have to mean “the boxes are going on the truck.” It could be a more generalized term for the start of the shipping process, which includes finding out which modem and power supply people want. If I were to imagine an org chart or something outlining the development and delivery schedule for the L5, I would think that the beginning of the process would include gathering the necessary info to begin the shipping process in the “Shipping” column. I would think that at the very least the “what modem do you want?” emails would be getting sent out today, then everything can be packaged and loaded in the next few days or week or so.
Edit: the logic of my analogy is slightly circular, but you get the picture
Let us know if they know how to handle your desire to change out your modem for their chosen version. The company’s communications being as poor as it has been, I am not so sure that they might readily exchange out a Broadmi for a Gemalto or visa versa without some extra machinations.
I am too much of a gentleman to have voiced the suspicion. I do hope that you or whoever does get a unit will however immediately post dimensions noted for those of us who remain curious and desirous of considering how to manage the business by way of protection and securing it to our persons.
I’m sure people will post photos and dimensions once they are received. In the very unlikely event that they haven’t by the time I receive mine, I will post some. It’ll be interesting to see how much difference there will be between batches.
I reckon if all goes well, Purism will probably post something in News or Librem Social by the end of the day.