|by PalmWebOS.org on March 28th, 2009|
Twitter truly is becoming a nice little information goldmine and the latest nugget to be picked from the pile could get a person or two or three fired. If the recent twittering of a supposed Palm Pre beta tester is authentic, then the Palm Pre is set to launch on April 30th!
April 30th? APRIL 30TH! That’s only a month away would absolutely CRUSH most predictions of a late June release!
After doing some research, this all appears to check out and be 100% legit. Who is this “Jim Van” guy? I Googled him and it appears he is the CEO of a company called Logicomm. The Providence Business Edge interviews of him here, he comments on the interview on the a website from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation here, and his twitter account uses the identical picture and company name. The only possibility here is that this Twitter account is an imposter of the real Jim Van.
But this is the real Jim Van. Just check out his profile on Rinexus, the site from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation where he gave the interview. On that same site, a Jim Van comment discloses his twitter account… the same one that outs the launch date of April 30th!
Yes, sir… it is an AMAZING soapbox and we thank you for standing on it. Now the only thing standing in the way of us and the Palm Pre is a solid month and the hope that whoever at Sprint told Jim Van that April 30th was the day was absolutely right!
How solid is that April 30th date? That’s what Keith Newman asked him:
Apparently Jim Van is pretty darn convinced that April 30th is the day:
Pencil it in guys… April 30th. By the way I’d like to point out that Jim Van is my new hero. Not only because he gave us this date because he will NOT get fired like I insinuated might happen at the beginning of this article. He is the CEO so unless he fires himself… the worst he can do is lose a contract. But at least he’ll have the Pre on April 30th!
Oh wait… he already has it. Jim Van is a God.
Update #1: Unless this is a big scam, then he is scum. We will update you and let you know which…