This news comes to us from the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website:
“RS Components and Premier Farnell/element14 have Model A Raspberry Pis in stock as of this morning.”
The Model A is a stripped-down version of the Model B Raspberry Pi, with no Ethernet, one USB port and 256MB RAM.”
As of right now, Farnell are not listing it on their website whereas the typically unreliable RS Components does let you buy it.
Here’s the official release from the Foundation: Model A now for sale in Europe – buy one today! | Raspberry Pi.
Try as I might I can’t get very excited about the Model A, especially when the Model B is available for all of £6 more. But, horses for courses, I’m sure the lower power usage will appeal to someone for some reason!