Palm has never verified the existence of the Pixie, but enough sources in Asia and the U.S. have confirmed the phone that there is little question it has been in the planning stages for some time.
It’s been a bit of a wild wide for the launch of the Pixie so far, if rumors are any indication. In May, hearsay arose pinning the launch sometime in the second half of 2009. Right as we rolled into the second half, an analyst at Barclay Capital indicated that the handset was delayed into 2010, only for China’s Commercial Times to follow up the next day with a report that said otherwise.
Beyond the launch date, the rumor mill has also failed to positively nail down which carrier(s) would be getting the handset. While AT&T is more or less confirmed, its worth noting that mystery Palm devices have also shown up in both Verizon and Sprint’s inventory system.