Pre was introduced
back at the CES, along with the webOS, that the jig was up for the Palm OS. Oh yes, there were many who had hoped that there would be some kind of support for the older software so that a vast library of apps and software could still be salvaged on the Pre and other devices running webOS. Today, Palm announced that MotionApps will create an emulator application called "Classic" that will allow most of the PalmOS software to run on the new operating system. MotionApp Classic will be available for purchase once the Pre has the green light to be sold at Sprint stores and their web site, which should be sometime in the first half of this year. Palm is working with partners to make sure that the popular Palm OS applications are available on the webOS platform and that they are optimized to take advantage of all that the new OS has to offer. In the meantime, the MotionApps emulator will make sure that those with a library full of the older software will still be able to put it to use in new webOS devices.
Palm Pre Specifications