02/10/2011, 07:39 AM
Not sure if anyone mentioned in previous posts, but Motion Apps Classic could have stayed around bit longer. I believe part of the reason Motion Apps gave up on Classic was they felt with the "upcoming" webOS OTA update from 1.4.x to 2.x, most user of Classic would no longer be able to use the app, as the OTA update would basically be a "forced" update (unless you used some type of Homebrew app / patch to prevent the update).
But, now that the 2.x webOS OTA update is not an option, Motion Apps could have continued supporting / updating Classic because their current users (webOS 1.4.x) had no "easy" path to webOS 2.x.
Personally, I really liked using Motion Apps Classic, especially the PalmOS calendar. The color-coded categories was great. In preparing for what I thought would be an OTA update to webOS 2.x, I stop using Classic and found webOS "replacements" for the PalmOS PIM apps: calendar, memo, tasks (to-do) and contacts (address).
I think, in the long run, it was better that I stop relying on Classic and move on from PalmOS. But again, HP/Palm did state webOS 1.4.x users would have an OTA update to webOS 2.x. As with other Pre users, I was looking forward to the 2.x update.
So, I guess I will update my Pre Plus to a Pre2, as I am not convinced at this point the Pre3 will actually be available. Like most webOS/Pre user, I am developing a new attitude: I won't believe it unless I can walk into a store and buy it!
Pre3, yeah, right. I believe it when I actually see it at my local authorized Verizon retailer.
I have been a Palm device user since the Palm III. Palm really had it going on, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. But, I tell you, if I could build my dream device, it would be the Palm TX with cell phone functions. Oh, that's the HTC Evo.
One last comment; oh, how I miss the PalmOS PIM apps! I think I am LESS organize & productive using my Pre as compared to my Palm TX (or even my Palm Centro).