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SDK Coming Soon? Could Timing Play a Factor?

by Jason Robitaille Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:00 pm EDT

As they say, when it rains it pours. According to Gearlog (via, yesterday morning during a Palm press event, Palm's very own Dave Whalen, VP of Global Sales, said that the Palm Mojo SDK is "very close to launch."  This news will no doubt excite the many developers who haven't been invited into Palm secret club of the Early Access Program.

What's even more interesting is the timing.  Yes, it could just be a quick shout-out to drum out interest an drum up developer interest for the new platform.  However, it could also be part of Palm's anti-WWDC strategy.  Making the SDK public after Apple's had it's announcements at WWDC would definitely help bring some attention back to the WeboS platform and Pre.

In the meantime, I somehow doubt what's on the App Catalog is all there is for the Pre, prior to the SDK's release. That leaked application list could still prove true if they're released "near launch".

Thanks for the tip Ken