by Alice Davis
Palm OS platform devices include a selection of more than a hundred solid devices. These devices are backed by 18 globally renowned manufacturers themselves, apart from Palm and PalmOne, Inc.
Palm, Inc. launched the earliest Palm OS 1.0 back in 1996 through the first generation Pilot 1000 and 5000. In 2007 they released the Palm Centro which supported OS version 5.4.9. Other Palm OS devices by prominent manufacturers include:
Yes, you can, as long as you are using the appropriate emulator. Running Palm OS applications without a Palm OS device is fairly simple.
All you need to do is get your hands on the Palm OS Emulator which emulates Motorola 68000 devices. They will, however, require the ROM image to boot which you can obtain from PalmSource.
You may obtain that ROM image directly from a Palm device as well.
Garnet VM is one of the Palm OS emulators that focuses on enhanced compatibility with existing apps. The Garnet emulator emulates an ARM architecture. Whereas, other free emulators such as E-MU Emulator focuses on replicating Palm M515 (OS 4.1).
Handheld Computing Magazine (formerly known as Tap Magazine) has a dedicated Palm Infocenter for all tech enthusiasts. Ryan Kairer founded the portal back in 1999. Since then it has turned into one of the leading news, review, and community portal for Palm Inc products exclusively.
Another reliable source of Palm OS product reviews and the news is the Palm OS Section of Pen Computing Magazine. This specific section caters to everything you need to know regarding Palm hardware, content archive, software reviews, and news regarding the re-launch.
The memory problem in Palm OS devices is more of a hardware problem than a bug. Several 8 Mb and 2 Mb variant palm OS devices reportedly had the same issue.
Many users have complained that the free space on the device doesn’t align with actual calculations. If you’re facing the same problem then your device is faulty. We recommend you get it replaced or fixed. Remember that bug fixes claiming to fix this problem aren’t entirely reliable.
There are quite a lot of books available in the market that caters to the needs of Palm OS enthusiasts. Since we can’t mention all of them, here are some of the most renowned ones among developers and beginners alike:
Palm OS works on a wide array of host OS. We all know that Palm’s source codes have been made adjustable onto other OS for test runs and app trials. So, here is a list of the most compatible operating systems that Palm handhelds work best on:
Using the Palm V cradle with the hard case can be a real struggle. Every time you want to mount the device onto the cradle you will have to remove the hard case, and that can be a hassle to many.
An easy work-around is to open both the back and front of the case. Just prop the sides before mounting it onto the cradle. Now, you won’t have to remove the hard case every time you mount it.
Remember that even though it’s known as a ‘hard case’, it’s not designed to withstand unwanted pressure from the inner side. Any such pressure may cause the hard case to break.
Simply follow the following steps to HotSync your Palm Device to your laptop or other devices without a wire/cable (using IR). For the sake of demonstration, we’re going to assume that you are using a Windows laptop as the steps are more or less the same across all devices.
The Palm IIIx Screen Is Nice, But I’m Noticing Ghost Lines in Some Applications
The ghost lines are one of the most common bugs noticed in the Palm IIIx. Palm Computing has released a patch that specifically targets solving the problem along with some other OS bugs. Consider going for the OS patch or the shareware hack to work your way out of this problem.
Given that you are locked out of your device, there’s only one way to safely break-in. And that is by hard resetting your device. A hard reset clears all previously stored data on the device including the lock encryptions.
If possible, back up your data on another device before hard resetting. Here is how you can reset your palm device to bypass the lock:
Yes, you can. All you need to do is simply unzip the compressed files to access the data within. The latest Mac features the double click option to directly enter the compressed files. Archive Utility will decompress the file automatically upon a double click.
Previously, Mac used to use a third-party program known as Stuffit expander to decompress the files. These programs have become obsolete nowadays as the compression and decompression features come built-in with MacOS.
About Alice Davis
Alice lives in the City of Long Beach with her husband, an exceptionally small chihuahua, and 15-pound Maine Coon. Alice got a bachelor of science in biological science from UC Berkeley. Now, she likes writing about a lot of things; including but not limited to technology reviews, science stuff, and anything food-related.