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Old 04/01/2009, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WebOS to Support Palm OS Emulation! http://www.precentral.net/

this could be awesome news.
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Old 04/01/2009, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.precentral.net/webos-supp...m-os-emulation
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Old 04/01/2009, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't wait for the Video of the App walk through. And yeah, I supposed the Palm OS Emulation is great news, but since I have never owned a Palm device before, I am obviously not overly excited yet...lol
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Old 04/01/2009, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sad that I have to say this, but this is not an April Fools day prank. That's a real photo of the icon I saw on the device.
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Old 04/01/2009, 01:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Same response as Manny. Not too excited. How Palm gives me Windows Mobile app emulation and I pay $600 for the phone with a non-SERO contract?

Question for Dieter: You said they refused to talk about it. How can you be sure then or is this just speculation based on the way the icon looked?
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Old 04/01/2009, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Eh, personally I couldn't care less, but I know that this is a must-have for some people so I'm glad it'll be included. (And I actually own a ton of Palm apps as well, I just don't really see a need for most of them on the new device).
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Old 04/01/2009, 02:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hopefully this is an April fools joke.

Sometimes backward compatibility is just silly. If the application was that killer to start with, wouldn't they just port it to Web OS?

This probably upsets the same group that still can't play 8-track tapes...

This better not be the "big" Pre announcement for the day, or Sprint will look stupid. How about a price or specific release date?
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Old 04/01/2009, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As I mentioned on another thread - it would be a very odd thing to launch at a web 2.0 conference...
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Old 04/10/2009, 10:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I hope they create some way of launching a PalmOS app directly from the webOS launcher. Having to launch the emulator then launch the program will greatly reduce the emulator's appeal (at least for me).
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Old 04/11/2009, 12:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I hope they create some way of launching a PalmOS app directly from the webOS launcher. Having to launch the emulator then launch the program will greatly reduce the emulator's appeal (at least for me).
I concur and hope it won't be difficult to do. Styletap does this already.
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Old 04/11/2009, 02:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Once Classic is loaded I would hope it's like Running Parallels.
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Old 04/11/2009, 01:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I really hope that Win-Hand Anywhere will be compatible with then Palm emulator. Unless webos has a similar solution, I would really miss being able to control,view and exchange files with my home PC
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Old 04/11/2009, 07:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just listened to the 1src podcast and Alan Grassia says v1 will be emulating Garnet 5.2.8 which is the same OS version which powers older Palms like the T3, and not Treos or Centros which run on 5.4.x
This might mean some compatibility issues with "newer" Palm apps.
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Old 05/11/2009, 12:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just listened to the 1src podcast and Alan Grassia says v1 will be emulating Garnet 5.2.8 which is the same OS version which powers older Palms like the T3, and not Treos or Centros which run on 5.4.x
This might mean some compatibility issues with "newer" Palm apps.
Like pocket tunes and garmin's mobile xt? I've some major investment in more recent Palm OS apps. Enough to avoid the new webOS if they won't run.
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Old 05/13/2009, 06:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Classic for webOS - MotionApps

Hit that link and sign up as a customer or developer and let them know what apps you want to see working. I am really happy that there is going to be emulation because it will allow an easier transition, even if it is a crutch. I am worried about the performance running applications that read large database files like MyBible. I know that one will bring StyleTap to its knees.
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Old 05/15/2009, 03:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Like pocket tunes and garmin's mobile xt? I've some major investment in more recent Palm OS apps. Enough to avoid the new webOS if they won't run.
I have mobileXT, but can not see why I would use it if the Pre has built-in GPS ?
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Old 05/15/2009, 08:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have mobileXT, but can not see why I would use it if the Pre has built-in GPS ?
With a monthly charge from Sprint?
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Old 05/15/2009, 12:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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With a monthly charge from Sprint?
I don't think so. I beleive that the "Everything" plans include navigation.
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I don't think so. I beleive that the "Everything" plans include navigation.
Not sure if I'll opt for the everything plan. I've been with Sprint forever, and have maintained/extended the same contract (and pricing) for the last decade. I'm pretty sure the "Everything" will cost me a significant increase, but thanks.... I'll research and be sure.
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With a monthly charge from Sprint?
Good point
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