In a moment of (unexepected, unusual) clarity, I think I figured out what's behind "the coming months" line that HP and the VZN folks have been spinning (and the rumor mills have been pouring out).
The Pre plus became available at VZN Jan 26, 2010.
CES is Jan 9.
Bringing a new device before the 1 year "early upgrade" date/anniversary will probably just cause pain and frustration all aorund.
THEN the question is, if its after CES, will they only bring the Pre2, or is there a chance for a range of products being released at the same time?
Hope I have not missed this line of thought in the plethora of Pre2-conjecture-related threads...