Announcements are not made in advance to prevent people from manipulating CP changes to make a quick profit on CPM.
I'd recommend that if you want something, you get it in a timely manner.
That said, given the announcement in regards to the Art Team, and that CP ships were apparently delayed because of those issues, it seems unlikely that we will be looking at a release in the immediate future.
(This is my personal guess, and no I don't have any insider information.)
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
So the answer to your question is the same one for combat's arrival: Soon(tm)
And I don't mean to sound like a douche when I say that, I mean it sincerely. It was earlier mentioned in other threads that some problems arose within the Art team, so respect should be paid to them that they can at least take a small breather before they have to go back to work.
Love you Art Team, and Moderators, and the SWC Staff as a whole!!!
You can. You can offer the droid up to sale either in the IRC traders rooms, in the Commerce forum, or on faction websites such as Centerpoint. Once you have a deal made, they send you credits for the droid in this case, and you make over the droid to them.