Not sure about the release. I would think they are available now. Eclipse will probably announce new stuff in January at CES, so I would imagine it would be a waste of the line if they haven't released them yet. Do you have a local eclipse dealer?
Pricegrabber.com has 3 sites with prices, circuit city being one of them. I think cc is usually pretty slow with some stuff because I know they took a while to get up the new models last year (~6 weeks after release)