Will the Palm Eos (codename: Pixie) launch in 2009 or 2010? That seems to be the question on many WebOS fans’ minds. The Palm Eos was originally expected to launch in the US in the fourth quarter of 2009. Then we heard that it was delayed until 2010. Then another report said it was still planned for an October launch. Today, David Eller, the Townhall Investments Research analyst who expects Sprint to miss their Palm Pre sales targets for the current quarter, notes that the Palm Eos appears to still be on track for a November launch.
Whether the Palm Eos is coming to Verizon or Sprint or AT&T in November isn’t clear. The Palm Eos was originally expected to be a GSM follow-up to the CDMA Palm Pre, and AT&T called dibs on the handset early on. But, recent leaks have shown the Eos listed in Verizon Wireless’s inventory system, as well as in Sprint’s computers.
What’s clear, at least in this land of rumor-and-speculation that we’re dancing around in, is that Palm will be shipping a Palm Eos variant in November. And, with its lower price-point, the Eos might be able to boost sales enough to make up for the Pre’s lackluster performance.