Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jan 2009 21:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm announced today the Palm Pre, the company's next generation Linux-based web tech-enabled operating system. It has a fast CPU, Wifi, Bluetooth with A2DP support, removable battery, 3.1" touchscreen 480x320 LCD, gesture-enabled UI at the bottom half of the phone's body, 3 MP camera with LED flash, multi-touch, accelerometer, slide-out keyboard, GPS, EVDO, and an impressive, fresh UI. Sprint will be the first carrier to sell the smartphone, at the first half of 2009. ArsTechnica has a nice write-up too.
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The great question
by Vide on Fri 9th Jan 2009 08:48 UTC
Vide
Member since:
2006-02-17

Will the Pre be compatible with older Palm apps? I mean, I own a T5, can I run the software I already have on the Pre?
I suspect it won't be compatible but...

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RE: The great question
by MobyTurbo on Fri 9th Jan 2009 09:01 in reply to "The great question"
MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08

It won't be compatible, it will be "possible" for someone to write a Garnet (PalmOS 5) emulator for it though, and perhaps, like the Nokia N800 and WinMo, one will be written.

Edited 2009-01-09 09:01 UTC

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RE: The great question
by ricegf on Fri 9th Jan 2009 18:10 in reply to "The great question"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

It's hard to imagine that Palm spent the last two years perfecting a Palm OS (Garnet) emulator for the (also Linux-based) Nokia N8x0 to *NOT* include it with the Pre!

I didn't expect them to mention Garnet emulation at the unveiling, though - the unveiling is about the future, not the past. But as a long-time Palm supporter, the Garnet emulator is a pre-requisite for my choosing the Pre over Android. I want the past *and* the future, darnit!

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RE[2]: The great question
by gdavidbeck on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:07 in reply to "RE: The great question"
gdavidbeck Member since:
2009-01-09

It's hard to imagine that Palm spent the last two years perfecting a Palm OS (Garnet) emulator for the (also Linux-based) Nokia N8x0 to *NOT* include it with the Pre!


Palm didn't develop the emulator, Access did. I would hope that now that Access can see that Palm have dumped the PalmOS and those legacy customers they will release the Android version of the Garnet emulator and we can bury Palm for the last time.

Long time PalmOS user. I bought the OS not the company.

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