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  • Palm Emulator Released for Jailbroken iPhones



    It's now possible to enjoy Palm OS apps on a jailbroken iPhone. Thanks to StyleTap, your iPhone (or iPod Touch) can essentially be modded into a Palm device. Granted, the iPhone is kind of arriving late to the party. StyleTap, after all, already serves up Palm OS emulation for Symbian and Windows Mobile. And while it may seem strange to some that there is still such demand for the Palm OS, it does exist.

    Of course, since Apple strictly prohibits emulators, StyleTap had to turn to Cydia to bring this opportunity to iPhone users. And if you're willing to fork over $50, you can give Palm OS apps a whirl on your iPhone, which is kind of a trippy experience. Luckily, a 14-day free trial is available if you want to test it out before committing to that price tag.

    Some of the features include: Copy and paste of text and bitmaps between Palm OS apps and native iPhone apps, a virtual memory card, backwards compatibility, audio recording with playback, TCP/IP connectivity, exporting vCards into iPhone contacts, and familiar virtual “function buttons” for the simulation of the Palm hardware buttons. As you can imagine, the iPhone enables users to run Palm OS 5.2 apps even faster than on the native Palm OS devices.

    Whether its due to sentimentality or simplicity, it's difficult to understand why running Palm OS apps is such a popular reality with so many smartphone users, given that the App Store and the iPhone's OS literally blow the Palm OS so far out of the water that it's difficult to remember it being in the water in the first place.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Palm Emulator Released for Jailbroken iPhones started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      this doesnt look too appealing.. my fav emulator is mini vmac =]
    1. Endwaro7's Avatar
      Endwaro7 -
      ┌∩┐ ┌∩┐ This!!!!!!
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      am i the only person who is dreaming about a BlackBerry emulator?? BBM for the iPhone
    1. BuckarooToo's Avatar
      BuckarooToo -
      Why? Because there are a lot of apps that are either not available on the iPhone that run on Palm OS, or (like me), you've made a sizable investment in apps for Palm OS that you still can use. A number of medical textbooks made the jump to the iPhone, but if you own the Palm OS version, why pay twice?
    1. dieselboy27's Avatar
      dieselboy27 -
      I wonder if we'll ever see a Windows Mobile emulator, or even Android. That'd be bananas.
    1. pingywon's Avatar
      pingywon -
      Yay! pay $50 to make your phone crash...just like it use to in the good ol' days. no thanks .. I think my Treo 650 is still in a closet somewhere..
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      Quote Originally Posted by victis View Post
      I get that if you have an iphone and somehow you put ANDROID OS on it thats cool even if its useless... you can still show it off to your friends...

      But this, ? This is crap! its like running windows 95 on your idevice and trying to show it off... It you do that you are a moron and deserved to be publicly humiliated !!!
      Well this palm thing is meh but running windows 95 would be kinda cool :P.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      There is windows 95 on iPhone. Like legit. But it sucks
    1. s0uthp013's Avatar
      s0uthp013 -
      50$....aint that a bit much??? I wouldnt pay 50$ for that!
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      I installed the trial ... played with it for like 2 minutes and then removed it, I don't see much value in this app ..

      $50 is absurd a price for it in my mind .. now if there was an Amiga emulator, I'd be all for it.