Due to the configuration of the device and the lack of a physical keyboard, the screen will always be separated from the bottom of the device, whereas if it had a keyboard, you wouldn't see the separation at the bottom. The space around the screen of this model is much less than the previous version.
Going to have to disagree with the OP on the time table. This device has not even entered into pre-prod and will not do so for a little bit. Which puts next month completely out of reach. Add Big Red to the equation, and that equals more time. This device has been fast tracked in comparison, but you won't see it in June or July.