Based upon check of Bike Friday website and something I read on their Facebook page, it looks like the Pocket 8 has been dropped from the product line-up. The 24-speed Pocket Companion, at $995, is now the entry level bike.
Our Pocket 8's are great for riding around the city, on bike paths as well as gravel trails. Changing out the stock 53T chain ring for a 48T dropped the gearing a notch, and along with more ergonomic handgrips, has made them excellent bikes. Me thinks that 24-speeds (or more) is sometimes overkill.
They have had several different 7 & 8-speed models over the years, so maybe one will reappear at some future date.