There's no denying it - webOS has morphed into a major player in the OS arena, and Palm is well aware of it. It's no secret that they've been hard at work developing alternate form factors for different carriers. We've scooped the Eos before, and originally, it was thought that the device would land on AT&T before the end of the year. Fast forward to today, and we have two schools of thought: one, that the device will launch this year, as originally projected; and two, that the device won't launch until 2010. If it sounds confusing, it's because it is. In other words, no one really knows when the device is going to launch.
Morgan Joseph Analyst Ilya Grozovsky is of the belief that the device will launch next year. In a research note written to his clients, he detailed his research. ?We think that the Pixie, which we believe is being geared for AT&T and has a different form factor than the Pre, is not likely to be available for the 2009 holiday season.? Due to a reported drop in Pre sales, he went on to say that Palm needs to make the Eos available in order to enhance the availability of the webOS platform and compete with other established brands, such as Apple.
Digitimes, on the other hand, continues to stand behind a report that Palm Eos volume shipments are set to take place in October 2009. The theory here is that the GSM version will launch in 2009 as previously reported, and the aforementioned 2010 date may be referring to a CDMA variant of the Eos.