Comments on: StyleTap Palm OS Emulator for S60 devices in Beta

StyletapWhile not as popular in the United States as competing smartphone platforms, the Nokia-owned Symbian S60 OS enjoys widespread popularity in other global markets, especially in Europe. So it will come as great news to many current and former Palm OS now on Symbian that the StyleTap Palm OS emulator has now entered the beta phase (albeit a closed beta) for Series 60 devices.

The Symbian-Guru site, recently posted a detailed initial impressions overview of the StyleTap Symbian S60 beta build. For users curious to see how touchscreen-enabled Palm OS apps are ported over to a non-touchscreen S60 environment, the article details the use of an on-screen cursor to highlight the appropriate onscreen areas. Apparently no use of hard application buttons or a directional pad is provided. Several admittedly coarse-looking screenshots are included within the article as well.

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Nokia E71

Colormeweb @ 9/9/2008 5:17:39 PM # Q
Ive been seriously considering the Nokia E71 but have been afraid to move away from the Palm OS. This might make it a bit easier.

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arrrgh @ 9/12/2008 7:15:09 PM # Q
I assume the reason the screenshot looks so bad is that StyleTap is scaling a Palm hires screen to a lower resolution screen?
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