I think one other thing is certain: You ain't ever gonna see that scanner.So, in the final analysis, it wasn't a hoax nor was it a leak of a finished/nearly finished product whose release was imminent.
It was an unintentional, unauthorized leak of a product concept.
One thing is certain, though: Uniden is thinking ahead and hasn't abandoned the consumer scanner market. At least not yet. I do hope that the Uniden folks have looked this thread over and have used it as feedback on the SDS100 concept.
Just like Detroit's concept cars, those cars never make it to market.