According to Wikipedia: "In December 2007, the 1394 Trade Association announced that products will be available before the end of 2008 (LOL!) using the S1600 and S3200 modes that, for the most part, had already been defined in 1394b and was further clarified in IEEE Std. 1394-2008. The 1.6 Gbit/s and 3.2 Gbit/s devices use the same 9-circuit beta connectors as the existing FireWire 800 and will be fully compatible with existing S400 and S800 devices." The standards have been ratified but what's taking so long?