Is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Dual Core S-AM2 Discontinued?

Crecente from Kotaku finally got around to ordering the parts for his upcoming gaming PC, when he got his CPU order cancelled. This threw him into a fit of rage, where he discarded his usual email-eloquence and spat:

Why did you cancel my order I still expect the chip at the price you quoted

The company responded:

Hi Brian,

We received a notification from AMD this week stating this processor has been discontinued. We will not be receiving it anymore and all backorders for this model have been cancelled. I apologize for the inconvenience and please let me know if you have any question.

Have any other readers ordered an X2 5000 recently? The chip supposedly just came out recently, so it's strange that AMD would cancel it so soon. Or is Crecente just getting the shaft?