A friend of ours just bought the new Palm Pre and is already reporting hardware issues. After taking his new Pre home and turning it on, he noticed his screen had a ”yellow splotch” in the lower left hand corner. He told us it looked just like someone was pressing down on the screen with a finger. Then his Pre automatically shut itself down, requiring a battery pull before it would turn back on again. After plugging it in, he said the device felt like it was overheating. Our buddy went online to the forums at EverythingPre.com (username thh204), and he noticed other users were reporting similar yellow discolorations on the display. Are you an early adopter of the new Pre? If so, how’s the device treating you so far? We’ll bring updates on the display discoloration and better images later today.