Speaking at an investor conference today, Palm CEO Edward Colligan has made official what many already suspected: the company won’t be making any new handsets that run the Palm OS and instead will Perhaps for this reason the Pre will not only have a central application storefront at launch, but it will also be able to load unofficial apps made by developers who don't wish to go through the official store. Finally, referring to the possibility of a patent battle with Apple, Colligan said that there are no pending legal actions between the two at the moment but noted that Palm has amassed 1,500 patents over 15 years just in case.