Well, what have we here? A friendly tipster, who just so happens to be a registered Palm developer, has sent us the latest informational email from the recently-swallowed outfit, and while the tone here may be gentle, the implications are certainly serious. According to the memo, a new webOS update is "coming soon," and developers are being alerted that they'll need to be prepared to test their apps when it hits. Sometime early this month, devs will receive a specific launch date for the SDK release candidate, and while we're told that the "scope of the changes in this [forthcoming] update is limited," it'll be particularly important for coders to "test PDK apps against this release candidate." Seems like that promise of seeing PDK apps hitting the Catalog by mid-year is on track, acquisition be darned.