Pre Release Date: June 7th? 47
Today's release date rumor comes courtesy of Coal over at SprintGurus, who posts the above internal document listing several Sprint handsets. More to the point, Coal writes:
For those asking about the Pre, there are 2 release windows, one is around 6/7/09 - the other I cannot say much on.
This lines up quite well with the timeline we're building in our head after today's UPS Shipping rumor. It also, as PreCentral.net forum member LurkMoar notes, matches up with the other rumor today about when the Palm Pre Protest Guy campaign is slated to finish. In other words, we're officially calling the May 17th rumor dead in the water and pinning our hopes and dreams on June 7th.
The idea of there being two release windows also rings true -- there seems to be a pattern of Palm internally setting preliminary release dates and then hedging them just in case something happens to push it back. The last thing Palm wants to do is let a release date slip and then get accused of having delays. So, as tough as it is, we're happy that Palm is keeping to the official line of "First Half of 2009," we just hope that soon they'll be confident enough to get a little more specific.