Palm OS to live on through webOS emulator

Palm OS to live on through webOS emulator
It was assumed that when the 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 | Hands-on

source: Palm



1. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

i had the 700p i think the Palm OS was one of the most stable os they ever put on a phone it was very safe, until your started pack apps on the phone which is what most of the kids did with the "buisness phone" im quirious but cautious

2. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

this phone is really sexy but i dont like sprint they screwed me over way to many times

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