I just tried calling my local Verizon store:
(not word-for-word, just paraphrasing)
Verizon:good morning, thank you for calling Verizon Wireless
me: Good morning, quick question. I was just wondering if you know when the new Palm Pre 2 is going to be out?
V:nothing has been communicated to us.
me: is there a planned release date?
V: sorry, we have received no information about that.
me: have they even said that the Pre 2 is coming out?
V: nothing has been communicated to us.
The strange thing was that his answers were short and immediate. No, "uuuhhhh", or "hmmmm". His answers were bang, bang, bang. Either they have been trained to say that as soon as they hear Pre 2, or they're getting flooded with similar calls? The latter is not likely, this is small city (Moorpark, CA).
Maybe I'll him every half hour until he breaks. Naw, I better go back to work . . .