Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 18:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

My love and appreciation for Palm OS is somewhat obvious around these parts, culminating in the detailed Palm OS retrospective I wrote a little over a year ago. I consider Palm OS to be the shoulders on which all subsequent mobile operating systems are built, and I believe it would do the current technology press and users a world of good if they acquainted themselves with this prescient masterpiece.

That being said, with Palm OS being old and dead, the only way to experience it is to get your hands on a real device on eBay or its local equivalent in your country of residence. If you go down this route - which I strongly advise everyone to at least look into - try and go for the ultimate Palm device, the Palm T|X. It's the most advanced PDA Palm ever built, and you can pry mine from my cold, dead hands.

Sadly, not everyone has the disposable income, time, will, desire, or any combination thereof, to go out and buy real hardware just to play with a dead operating system and all the hardships that come with it. Since I still want to spread the word of Palm OS, I've been looking into an alternative - namely, the Palm OS Simulator.

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Palm T|X is not #1
by SeeM on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 19:16 UTC
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I think that most powerfull Palm is Centro. Smaller screen, but functional Google Maps out of the box it's something that T|X cannot do. GSM module also helps. ;)

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RE: Palm T|X is not #1
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 19:18 in reply to "Palm T|X is not #1"
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Centro has a keyboard. Yuck.

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RE[2]: Palm T|X is not #1
by Morgan on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 22:36 in reply to "RE: Palm T|X is not #1"
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I loved the keyboard on my Treo 650, my first smartphone, and in fact I still consider it better than any keyboard Blackberry released. I do wish there had been a phone version of the Sony Clie NX-73 with better keyboard buttons; that device put the keyboard on a base that flipped out of the way when not in use. That was probably the best non-Palm-produced PalmOS device out there.

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RE[2]: Palm T|X is not #1
by smashIt on Wed 4th Jun 2014 20:14 in reply to "RE: Palm T|X is not #1"
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Centro has a keyboard. Yuck.

i prefer psion over palm
but i like keyboards ;)

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RE: Palm T|X is not #1
by diederick on Wed 4th Jun 2014 09:13 in reply to "Palm T|X is not #1"
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I never had any problems running Google Maps on my T|X. I also remember it had a calendar app that's still better than anything I've found for Android. The only drawback is that it was too slow to play video.

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