Gizmodo and Engadget are engaged in the usual echo chamber of blogging: Some of us, you know, make a few phone calls to see what's going on--i.e., reporting--instead of regurgitating press releases. Both Engadget and Gizmodo in the last day have seized upon a year's end summary press release from Aircell to say, hey, wait, Delta's launching in 2008 instead of 2009!
Well, no. The press release reiterates what Delta and Aircell have said earlier: Delta still expects to have service launched in 2008, although they did say fall, and they have 10 days left to execute on that. When I called Delta a few days ago, they said they had nothing to add, but might soon, which I take to mean that they're striving to meet their 2008 deadline for having some birds with Gogo Internet service.
Likewise, when I spoke to Aircell a few weeks ago, they had nothing to add about Delta's plans beyond what Delta was saying.
The two gadget sites are under enormous strain to post a million new, previously unseen items every day. The pressure must be getting to them.