The HP/Palm merger hasn’t taken place yet and Palm (s palm) is acting to keep interest in the webOS platform as many people have a wait and see attitude about Palm today. The company quietly mentioned on its blog a couple of days ago that for a limited time all apps in the App Catalog are now half price. There are a “handful of exceptions” according to Palm, but the vast majority of the catalog is now half off.
There’s no indication what is behind this major promotion, but it’s likely to counter the apathy that consumers are feeling due to the uncertainty of the platform after the merger. It is expected the deal will be signed this summer, and while HP (s hpq) has indicated it intends to push the webOS platform onto tablets and other devices, the devil is in the details.