It begins: Palm Pre trickles out to accessory manufacturers


Wow, who would have believed it? The Palm Pre actually exists outside of private tradeshow demos and the hands of celebrities?

If that’s actually a real, functional pre and not a mock-up or a well-done knockoff, it looks like accessory manufacturers have began getting shipments of the much coveted Sprint handset. An anonymous Ludle employee tipster just posted a few shots of the Pre alongside a Centro and an iPhone, noting a few things:

  • The screen is less scratch resistant than the iPhone
  • The back of the handset is more scratch resistant than the iPhone, but much more susceptible to finger prints
  • It’s in mass production, right this second.

We’ll keep digging for details, but we fully expect everyone involved to be bombarded with questions within the hour.

[Via PreThinking]