By John Paczkowski Posted on March 28, 2011 at 3:33 AM Heres some news sure to furrow the brows of tablet market hopefuls. Once exclusive to the States, iPad 2 stock-outs are now a worldwide phenomenon. Just two days after going on sale overseas, the successor to Apples original iPad is in tight supply in many of the countries where its just arrived at market and nowhere to be found in some of them. (Full article here) Hmm, IMO, this doesn't bode well for folks who held out with the hope that availability would improve here in the U.S. Several of my friends and family had hoped to get one in the coming weeks. I can't help but wonder why Apple couldn't have created a bigger stockpile before beginning sales -- or if this is all a well-crafted marketing/PR ploy to keep the iPad 2 in the headlines while pushing out a few dozen units to stores and resellers each day to appease the strong-willed line-standers.