MichaelMeissner: Where is this so-called announcement on arduino.cc? Yes, it was evidently 'announced' at Maker Faire, but until they actually get around to listing in their hardware pages as an official product (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Hardware), or at least having an entry on the main page that gives the specifications and pictures~~, it is still vapour-ware IMHO~~.
Quoted for emphasis (although I don't personally consider it vapor-ware).
I only consider an announcement official if it's made to the general public through a direct company associated medium. Maker Faire is neither a general public announcement or a direct company associated medium.
Otherwise, I give it marginally better credibility, at best, than rumor.