Yesterday I received an email from Farnell stating that my RPi had been shipped (order #ORP051xxx). Since I ordered it the same day I submitted my order to RS, I was expecting a similar 11 weeks delivery time. But it got on my way about 50 days early. Could the recent increase in production capacity have something to do with it? Or most people ordered their copy from RS, since the communication was a tad better?
There is apparently no way to know which express courier Farnell used, nor to get a tracking number. On the other hand, RPi @ RS was paid right away, while Farnell charged my card on the shipping day.
Still no shipping news from RS, though.