Coming from the Borg tomorrow: 20 million units pre-ordered, and $1,199 for HP desktop-laptop-netbook combo

Moshe has set up a command center in a suite at the Marriott Marquis (we get a discount) and is already getting G2 back from our operatives embedded in the Microsoft event team in New York. A huge namaste to these brave folks who have endured the horror of walking among the Borgtards and pretending to be one of them. Thanks to these folks, we’re able to gruber some information for you in advance about what the Borg will announce tomorrow:

They’ve already pre-sold 20 million units of Windows 7, in advance of the launch.

Best Buy and HP are going to announce a Win7 promo package: a desktop PC and monitor, a laptop, a netbook and a router — for $1,199. Yes, that’s exactly what our least-expensive iMac costs, all by itself. Sigh.

UPDATE: Moshe now hears chatter from Borgtards that the 20 million pre-sold figure has become “non-operative.” The number was scrubbed from the draft of a speech in rehearsal, but may get put back in depending on how many copies the Borg can shove into the channel in the next 12 hours, or how far their resellers are willing to go in terms of exaggerating the number of orders they’ve received. More as this develops.