Well, now TechCrunch has sniffed out plans for a slimmed down edition of the Pre. Dubbed, somewhat unsurprisingly the Palm Pre Mini, it's apparently slated for release in late 2009.
The suggestion is it would be a low power device, aimed at those who don't fancy the full–on experience but still want to be ahead of the curve. Think the Orange Vegas for more discerning gadgeteers.
Sadly, the Palm Pre itself still hasn't got a release date. So while you wait be sure to check out our hands–on video with the iPhone baiter now.