An anonymous tipster just confirmed to us that the Pre iTunes sync continues to work with iTunes 8.2 (as it did with iTunes 8.2 beta for the iPhone 3.0 beta).
The reader says that there's no worry (yet) that Apple's locking out the phone, and that iTunes continues to recognize the Pre as an iPod.
These fears were brought up in response to the speculation that Apple would try to block the Pre from using iTunes as its native desktop software for organizing music on the Pre. Without Apple's promotion.[Thanks tipster!]