Here is an interesting link - best I can find anyway that contains Full specs. for this printer.http://www.photo-i.co.uk/News/Feb06/Pro9500.htm
Canon Australia [on the phone] are saying within the next two weeks for release in Australia. No mention on their website
Canon USA website says 2007
Canon UK website says 2007
Canon Europe website says 2007 - but PRO9000 as 'New'
Canon japans website translates so poorly in google I couldnt find it...
*shrug* anyones guess at this stage!