Is it really true? Could the Optimus Mini Three really be shipping? Art Lebedev says it is, and if you're not in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Lithuania, you should be getting your pre-order fulfillment by August 15th. Yes, that's August 15th, 2006. For the listed countries, you'll have to wait until September 1st.
If you didn't get in on the pre-orders, you have until August 1st to put in your order for $126. Come August, the price will jump to $160. The first reader to receive theirs and send in unboxing pictures gets a pat on the back.