Today Amazon sent emails to existing Nikon D800E pre-orders indicating that the camera was delayed by the manufacturer and currently they do not have an updated delivery date. Existing Nikon D800 pre-orders did not receive such email yet. I am not sure if this is another glitch in Amazon's system or the D800E is really delayed. A reader in Germany also received similar email from a retailer saying that the D800 release will be pushed back to mid/end of April due to a shutter problem. I am still trying to verify this information. The first Nikon D4 shipment was also delayed.
Here is Amazon's email:
We're contacting you again about your purchase of "Nikon D800E 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)." Unfortunately, we recently learned that the release date for this item has been changed again.
The manufacturer has changed the release date to an unknown date in the future, and we can't provide an updated delivery date. You're welcome to leave your order open, and we'll ship it as soon as we receive new information from the manufacturer.
We're sorry for any inconvenience caused by this delay.
Customer Service Department