With all the news re-focusing on the iPhone lately, it's nice to see Pre rumors heating up again. In an article published by Gizmodo, beta tester Jim Van of Logicomm in Rhode Island has been working with the Pre for some time, and says that the device will be released on April 30th for $299.99 on a two-year agreement.
Some things working against him, however: (1) we're wondering how he escaped some sort of NDA to tell the public about launch and pricing information, (2) since when are beta testers given this type of information, and (3) like any rumor, there is no evidence to back any of it up (or any secondary sources). Since the information has been made public, Jim Van has made his Twitter account private.
Take it with a grain of salt, however should it be released in April, it would give Palm more marketing time before the potential launch of a new iPhone.