They wont officially finalize the spec until next spring, but most manufactures have stated they are not going to make any changes between now and then, so I would say its safe to assume its the final product.
The most likely case is that it will simply need driver upgrades to be compatible with a N router. However, the pre-N adapters may have more difficulty, as they were quite a while back and I believe N has had a couple large changes to it.
well I have been running one of the 4965's for the better part of 2 weeks now and I have not had a problem connecting to anything as of yet. also I am running with 2 of the antenna hooked up. The m1710 doesn't have all 3 connectors.
I don't see a significant improvement over the dell but from talking with some guys in the industry dell's 1500 module is slated to get a new Rf front end. actually that is already in production. so those of you if you are having problems with your dell 1500's give it about a month to call for a swap out.