Palm App Catalog Offering Paid Apps

Palm today introduced the first paid app in the Palm App Catalog. Air Hockey, which was demoed to us on the Palm Pixi a few weeks back, is the first app that is available for purchased. Air Hockey is priced at $1.99 and already claims to be the #1 best selling game. Given it’s the only paid app, it’s not exactly a hard task to accomplish. Update: Palm has also added “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire“, priced at $4.99.



So will paid apps be worth the wait? Are you already downloading Air Hockey? Let us know your thoughts  in the comments or in our Palm forums.

Rumor: Paid Apps To Launch Tomorrow

With the release of webOS 1.2.0, we suspected that today would mark the launch of paid apps in the Palm App Catalog. According to a PreCentral tipster, the launch will occur on Friday. That’s right, tomorrow could be the first signs of paid apps.


To get prepared, we’d suggest you set up an account within the App Catalog. Simply launch the App Catalog, tap on the menu at the top right and create an account. You’ll need a MasterCard or Visa in order to purchase apps.

An interesting feature is that apps are tied to your Palm profile. If you delete a paid app, you can always download it again for free. This way if you decide to move to a Palm Pixi or the next greatest webOS device, your apps move with you.

So the day is finally upon us? What are your expectations? What apps are you hoping to see come tomorrow?

[via Pre|Central]