well, I pre-ordered the 650
just so happened we had a sales rally and a samnsung division manager was there and told us that they had been going back and forth on a release date for it but i was told it would be out 1Q 05, hope this info. helps
It's too late. by then I'll have been using my TREO 650 for several months. Unfortunately, I can't believe that the phone will come out as expected, since they've missed every other announced release. I think that all the delays will directly cost Samsung sales on the i550. But if you're willing to wait, go for it. I think the i550 is going to be a solid phone.
Phonscoop and such sites are good for gathering rumors and un-official information, but don't think that anything you read here is the gospel according to Len Lauer (SprintPCS chief).