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You asked for it, and Palm delivered: there is now a way to check out what apps are available for your webOS phone without suffering through the App Catalog. Palm has added a listing of the apps available in the App Catalog to their website where you can check out a screenshot of each app and get a quick summary. We should note that right now the listing is only of apps in the US App Catalog and only on Palm's US website. We'd be surprised if international versions were not on the way, but like getting the Pre to Europe, it'll likely take a little while.

In the meantime, we’d like a bit more than just a screenshot and summary: something like download sizes/numbers, review ratings, or even just the price. But it’s a start, and unlike the iPhone App Store and Android Market, the full listing of App Catalog apps is accessible regardless of platform (since you’re looking through your browser instead of the on-device app store or iTunes). The rusty gears in our minds are just beginning to turn at the possibilities that browser-based distribution could bring, most notably serving as a centralized repository of those open-source apps that Palm will soon be welcoming.

[via: PreThinking]