Please try again. Photos from a Japanese blog seem to indicate they can connect, however Nazotchi appears on both when doing so.
the iD-L does not connect to the TMGC+C
Update on my HLJ order: I've cancelled my order with them (hopefully bumping everyone else up a notch in their queue) and placed an order with another Japanese vendor. The price will be a little bit more, but their status is "in stock." I'm willing to pay 400 yen more to get it 4-6 weeks earlier.
P.S. To the several members who have written "Tamagotchi-iD L first look"-type posts in this topic: please be aware that this is a news topic. Anyone looking for helpful hints and reviews will have a hard time finding them buried within this topic. Your posts would be better suited as a new topic in the Tamagotchi Tips and Tricks forum, or as a log in the Tamagotchi Logs forum.