Its my post thats beeing discussed here and I would say recommending unreleased or in this case not even unannounced hardware should be allowed.
The phone was leaked a lot so that some drastic things on the spec sheet will change is unlikely. Its likely that it will be released at the end of the year and yes there are some months till december but why shouldn't i recommend the clearly perfect fit for the user just because it isn't offical yet. I've said that he needs to wait if he wants this device so if he needs a phone now he must get another one.
The user had a clear list of what things the phone should feature and there aren't that much shock resistent and water-proof phones(as you can see in the post there are not that many answers) and if there are some huge leakes about a device that will fit everything he wants why shouldn't i be allowed to tell him? Should i rather recommend a device that may survive some water or some drops that maybe isn't high end level like he wants or should I say him "hey look there is a high end device made by Motorola thats build to survive drops and can even drop 1 meter under water and will be fine afterwards but its not released or officaly announced yet so you might need to wait and the specs and price might change a bit?
I don't understand why we shouldn't be allowed to recommend unannounced devices for example the Nexus 5x(or 2015 name not confirmed yet) isn't announced yet but we know alot about it so we can already say if you want to buy a good phone for under 400€/$ maybe you should look out for the Nexus 5x and wait for the google event.
I would say if we mention that it isn't confirmed yet and that things could change and that we can't give the user a guarantee that the hardware we recommend will be exactly like this then recommending unreleased and even unannounced hardware is not bad imo its even better so he gets more input to choose from.
Feel free to edit grammar or spelling mistakes beacause english is not my native language and i still need to improve wiriting and speaking(understanding works perfectly for me)