Not once, but twice in one week did reporters take Microsoft tidbits and run amok with them.
First was the by-now well-publicized gaffe that led to a number of reports claiming Microsoft was about to deliver a $50 iPod killer. If you read MSN VP Yusuf Mehdis transcript, you will see he said no such thing.
Its still a Q3 deliverable (at least for now). But last week, Microsoft execs said its still looking like late July for RTM.