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Garnet VM NokiaAccess has released another update to its Palm OS Garnet VM for Nokia Internet Tablets running Maemo. The Garnet VM Beta 5 (v1.04b) is said to offer various undisclosed stability improvements.

The Garnet VM is a virtual machine that essentially acts as an emulator with the ability to run native Palm OS applications on the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 devices, but not the new Nokia N900 phone. It supports over 30,000 native software applications written for the Palm OS, including some of the most popular mobile applications on the market, such as Google Maps, Bejeweled, SnapperMail and Sudoku.

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Starting to Look More Attractive

DarthRepublican @ 11/30/2009 2:04:58 PM # Q
With Classic on my Palm Pre currently b0rked thanks to incompatibilities with the webOS 1.3.1 update and with the Garnet VM supporting full resolution and network hotsync, suddenly this product seems less like a desperate attempt by ACCESS to remain relevant in a market that has passed them by and more like a viable alternative for longtime PalmOS users looking for an upgrade which doesn't force them to lead decades of data behind.
Palm Apologist
Shouting down the PIC Faithful Since 2009
Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
http://mind-grapes.blogspot.com/
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Double Dead?

LiveFaith @ 11/30/2009 6:53:57 PM # Q
Excuse me here, but is this not emulation of a dead OS on a platform whose owner is basically underway abandoning? Still, I guess it's good that Palm OS lives on anywhere.
Pat Horne
RE: Double Dead?
DarthRepublican @ 11/30/2009 7:22:11 PM # Q
LiveFaith wrote:
Excuse me here, but is this not emulation of a dead OS on a platform whose owner is basically underway abandoning? Still, I guess it's good that Palm OS lives on anywhere.

Someone might say the same thing about Windows XP mode on Windows 7. Or about any kind of emulation.
Palm Apologist
Shouting down the PIC Faithful Since 2009
Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
http://mind-grapes.blogspot.com/

RE: Double Dead?
hkklife @ 12/1/2009 9:52:46 AM # Q
As long as you have a functional Palm OS device (as we all know, for any device made by Palm Inc, that's never a guaranteed thing!) and as long as you have your apps backed up onto physical media and have the reg. codes written down or saved someplace safe, Palm OS will continue to "live".

I could still easily handle all of my basic day-to-day organizational needs with a Pilot 1000 if I absolutely had to. I could certainly I make do nicely with a Zire 31 or Z22 or something similar with the updated OS5 PIMs.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

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Android?

rpa @ 12/4/2009 4:40:02 AM # Q
Garnet VM running on Android would suit me fine
RE: Android?
mikecane @ 12/4/2009 5:43:05 AM # Q
That would be a very interesting thing to see.
RE: Android?
hkklife @ 12/4/2009 3:52:59 PM # Q
I'd rather see Google license the classic Palm OS PIMs from Access and stick 'em onto Android (HAH!). Might as well pick up VersaMail too while they're at it or at least hire Marc Blank. Anything's better than the rubbish that passes for Android 2.0's Contacts, Calendar and Mail applications.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?
RE: Android?
mikecane @ 12/5/2009 4:41:34 PM # Q
Google doesn't license. They buy. Or as in the case of books, just steal.
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