Is Your USB 2.0 Device Really a 1.1 Device?



USB Hi-Speed Slashdot posted a story earlier this evening that sounds like a major loss for the consumer:

According to this Bangkok Post article, in December the USB Forum renamed USB 1.1 to USB 2, and USB 2 stayed as USB 2. They did this because consumers were demanding that the computers they buy have USB2 on board. The story also claims that both Sony & toshiba have released laptops with the USB2 that is really USB1.1. This was the first I had heard of this and the article said the change took place in December, has the USB Forum really been able to pull a fast one on us?

The USB Forum site doesn’t seem to mention USB1.1 at all.  If this reporting is corrent, the move is confusing at best and blantant misdirection at the worst.