Mirror's Edge Delay?

Big Download has a post speculating that Mirror's Edge might be delayed, based on the occasionally accurate release dates reported by online retailers. Our post about this last night (story) was a little dismissive, accepting the explanation that the game is due this winter. In fairness, though, DICE's acrobatic action game was announced for release in "calendar 2008" (story), so if the game is released in early January as suggested (but not confirmed), that would indeed represent a delay, albeit an almost inexplicably short one.