Is Dan Hesse pulling a Steve Jobs?

Sprint's CEO seems to be relying on a classic plan from the playbook of Apple.

Let anticipation for a hot new device build, build and build. By offering limited details, others can spread the buzz. That certainly seems to be what's happening with the imminent arrival of Sprint's new phone, the Palm Pre.

Sprint has said it's coming in the first half of the year, but otherwise has been sparing in the details it provides.

"Today we've seen release date rumors discounting previous release date rumors. For love of Palm Pre, can we get something official?" pleaded the @everythingpre Twitter feed.
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