The real question is whether the "leak" was from within Palm, or from without. The smart money is that Palm released it, but regardless...get it while you can. The Palm Pre is considered by many to be one of the only real contenders to the iPhone. With it's innovative WebOS which allows developers to build real apps using an HTML / CSS / JS layer, applications should be soon pouring out from Palm's official app store.
I've already got my copy and I can't wait to check it out. Even though I plan on purchasing an iPhone, the lure of using my existing skillset to develop apps for the Palm is too hard to pass up.
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