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03-24-2010, 01:16 PM #1
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 $50, you can give Palm OS apps a whirl on your iPhone, which is kind of a trippy experience. Luckily, a 14-day free trial is available if you want to test it out before committing to that price tag.
Some of the features include: Copy and paste of text and bitmaps between Palm OS apps and native iPhone apps, a virtual memory card, backwards compatibility, audio recording with playback, TCP/IP connectivity, exporting vCards into iPhone contacts, and familiar virtual “function buttons” for the simulation of the Palm hardware buttons. As you can imagine, the iPhone enables users to run Palm OS 5.2 apps even faster than on the native Palm OS devices.
Whether its due to sentimentality or simplicity, it's difficult to understand why running Palm OS apps is such a popular reality with so many smartphone users, given that the App Store and the iPhone's OS literally blow the Palm OS so far out of the water that it's difficult to remember it being in the water in the first place.
Image via StyleTap
03-24-2010, 01:18 PM #2
50$ wooow -_____-
03-24-2010, 01:31 PM #3
Palm Emulator? Really? Why?
I cannot understand people who run emulators of other OS's on their device. You bought an iPhone, use the iPhone OS!
03-24-2010, 01:45 PM #4
ill pass on this one fellas, that **** looks terrible ┌∩┐^_^┌∩┐...lolKing Los aka Los Ninyo
03-24-2010, 01:51 PM #5
Akin to buying a Ferrari and putting a Mazda engine in it ? ... Why oh why would you want this ? ... Some people
03-24-2010, 01:57 PM #6
The only idea I got out of this is making a iPhone theme that looks retro like that. Give the iPhone a "Old School" interface would be cool. Or is there a theme like that?
03-24-2010, 02:00 PM #7
i cant imagine who would actual use for that...who knows...
03-24-2010, 02:02 PM #8
I dont see this in cydia. Matterfact, i have not seen a cydia update since 8:44 am eastern. Is this the case across the board?
03-24-2010, 02:12 PM #9
It's not even a palm pre emulator! What is that? Like a 1998 OS? Ugly ugly
03-24-2010, 02:13 PM #10
I gota agree carlos
03-24-2010, 02:23 PM #11
I will say... I might actually try this out. Probably not buy it for the $50 they are asking for, but try it. I used to have palms and I loved them. Programming simple but fun things for them was fun and I've always wanted to get another palm just for nostalgia sake.
03-24-2010, 02:24 PM #12
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03-24-2010, 02:24 PM #13
Was about to post that. Haha
03-24-2010, 02:41 PM #14
03-24-2010, 02:47 PM #15
^ wow. I am not sure if I should be freaked out or turned on by that pic lolcats1kwickone I.T.H.
03-24-2010, 02:52 PM #16
I don't get it. If Palm OS is so "popular" why did they have to come up with the Web OS just to keep from dying off? Seems like if so many people loved the platform, the company never would have been on the brink of extinction. And $50? You could probably get a palm pilot that runs it natively for less.
03-24-2010, 02:53 PM #17
03-24-2010, 03:55 PM #18
No need this junk... ┌∩┐ ┌∩┐
03-24-2010, 04:21 PM #19
03-24-2010, 04:22 PM #20
Wow, this brings back memories. Gotta give it a try...21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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