Taking a sideways look once more at the article, it does seem to suggest that even after all that's been put in the press at the time by Atari and written about it in the years since, a lot of writers seem totally unaware of a lot of annoucements made.....
So ok, yes a bit of proper research into the formats before sitting down to write up the article would of worked wonders, but it does make me question why so much is over looked.
This article is 1 of a good few i've come across over the years that seemed to have no idea Atari simply abandoned both the Lynx and Falcon, focusing on making a go of the Jaguar, with very limited resources.
I do find this aspect rather odd, as over here the press seemed very keen to keep us informed of just how much more money Atari had lost, how poorly hardware was doing, in fact you'd see ST mags in Summer/Autumn of '85 having to review PD/Shareware titles as there simply weren't any commercial ST releases, to review...
The Falcon had been covered, but then seemed to dissapear without a trace etc.
I get the impression 'we' here in UK often seemed to hear more from Atari UK than perhaps you guys heard from Atari in the USA?
Seemed to be more 'claims/reporting' on things like The Panther Console, with UK mags getting behind it, but there i assume as ST was at that point a strong market in UK, idea of an ST Super Console appealed more, where as ST situation in USA was very different?
But even the 7800, with claims of Gauntlet/Gremlin bringing likes of Technocop/Turrican would be running at Atari show, WIP of Chronicles Of Cute etc etc, which whilst often sadly were seemingly untrue, at least suggested Atari UK was doing the best it could to keep a presence and people informed.
In July'95 i think it was, Atari UK had annouced they were passing over the support aspect of the falcon and said Atari now had one brand, The Jaguar and 100% of Atari was about making it a success.
I get the impression this might not of been the case in the USA? Lynx support appeared to simply stop? people left wondering what on earth had become of likes of Cabal, Rolling Thunder, Vindicators etc?
Jaguar appeared in key areas, bigger cities/chain stores, but less so if at all the smaller towns?
I'd be very interested to learn more about the differences in the way Atari in the USA handled PR annoucements, retailer support, promotions etc compared to Atari UK's handling as they do appear an ocean apart.