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Apr162009

Palm Pre available from Chinese Accessories wholesaler? 

An anonymous tipster and treocentral forums have pointed out that new Palm Pre photos had surfaced on a chinese treo forum. The photos were taken by Ludle International, a wholesaler company in China that produces and sells electronic accessories and parts. The forum poster(likely an employee of Ludle), apparently had some time with the Pre and noted some interesting tidbits; the Palm Pre feels smaller than the iPhone, Pre's plastic screen is less scratch resistant than iPhone's glass screen, the back of the Pre is much more scratch resistant than the iPhone's but loves fingerprints, and, last but not least, the Palm Pre is currently being mass produced right now, and it's going to be on the market real soon. After checking around the site with the help of Google Translate, although not 100% sure what the deal is, it looks like they're doing wholesale on Palm Pre's.

I'll try to get more information on this once it's morning over at China.

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Thanks Philip! This is very interesting.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

There's no center button...very fishy...

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGib

check back in an hour or so, I get more info on it.

April 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

Nevermind. I looked at the larger picture closer and brightened it up. You can see the hole where the button is supposed to go.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGib

The tipster is fake. His "spy" photo were taken from Ludle's website.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpre1

Ludle obviously make the faceplate for Palm Pre shown on the picture. They also make the backcover for iphone also shown on the picture as well as many parts for ipods.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpre1

you need to cut your fingernails..

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersoeren

@pre1 and soeren: This guy is not a spy, nor is this "spy" Philip Lam. It's a guy from ludle posting images of what they stock on their web site.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Matt: the tipster claim those were his "first hand spy shot" in his post, but in fact the same as Ludle's web photo. Ludle is a manufacture for all kinds parts for ipods, iphones, palm phones, etc. The parts for Palm Pre posted on Ludle are the two newest parts listed without any details yet which are likely just the faceplate for Pre. Ludle also makes glass screen as well as backcover for iphones.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpre1

It's interesting to note that Ludle makes glass panel for 1g iphone, but only back cover for 3g iphone. Does it indicate Pre's screen will be similar to 1g iphone?

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpre1

I don't know about the photos of the phone, all I saw was a nasty thumbnail. Cut that shit.

April 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrandy

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