I had an email show up in my inbox at 2am this morning announcing Palm’s new App Store for Palm and Windows Mobile operating systems. The announcement says that you can browse and download over 5,000 apps & games right from your Palm device. Plus, there are over 1,000 free apps to choose from. The mobile software store supports over 25 Palm devices, from the Centro to the Treo Pro. It doesn’t break down how many of the 5000 apps are for Palm OS and how many are for Windows Mobile. Not that it really matters, but I’m just curious. I don’t have a Centro or Treo with me today, so I haven’t been able to test it out. Anyone else tried it yet? If so, what’s the verdict?
So, my question to all of you is this… Is this just another case of being too little and too late for Palm? For me, I’m honestly not that excited about the app store. I’m way more curious about their announcement coming up at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in a few weeks. I think I’ll always be a Palm person at heart, even when I flit around to other phones. So I really hope something new and exciting is just around the corner. I’m the eternal optimist 🙂