Honestly, I think this was a corporate "Brain fart" (pardon the visual). Let me explain...
Apotheker explained that on March 14, they will provide information as to how HP's new strategy will work, and it would encompass all of the previous announcements.
I believe he meant to set a new policy for HP going forward, starting on the above date, but, screwed up when he specifically mentioned (probably because he misinterpetted internal communications) that the 2-9-11 devices would ".. be on sale just few weeks later" (quote from BBC article).
He ALSO said, according to the BBC article "The product line will get a new name and come under the HP brand, Mr Apotheker says; the days of Palm and Palm Pre seem to be numbered." - so, the Pre 3 is likely the last of its kind, and new form factors will be coming.
Anyway, March 14 is THE date to look at, when all is revealed.
As for me, personally, Im just in "wait and see" mode.. with my unlocked GSM Pre+ overclocked, I have time.