First Palm OS 6 Cobalt Screen Shots
updated PalmInfocenter is in San Jose for the PalmSource Developer conference. While work on more detailed reports from the event is in progress, I took some quick snaps of a few images of Palm OS 6 Cobalt being demoed at the conference keynotes.
Palm OS 6, or Palm OS Cobalt, is being shown to developers for the first time today at the PalmSource Developer Conference in San Jose. Many of the general features and technologies in Cobalt are outlined here.
Much of the interface is generally the same as in previous versions of the Palm OS. PalmSource Chief Products Officer Larry Slotnick conceded that the general interface is due for a makeover, however the timeframe for Cobalt did not allow that to happen in the first release. A major interface revamp was promised in the next update to Cobalt.
The screenshots of Cobalt below show some of the basic Palm OS apps that many are already familiar with. The first screenshot shows the standard built in launcher. Not much has changed with the launcher with the exemption of a new system command bar at the bottom of the screen. The command bar shows the time, displays the home, find and menu buttons, sound and brightness controll, shows wireless status, signal strength and more.
The second image shows the new Cobalt Datebook. One new interface feature of Cobalt is a tab system, an example of which can be seen in this picture. The datebook and other PIM apps will feature a whole new database schema, similar to SQL. In addition the built in PIM apps have been engineered to more compatible with Microsoft Outlook fields. The third screen shot shows the built in phone dialer that is incorporated into Cobalt as well as the active call manager. Click on any of the images for a larger version.
This is just a brief first glimpse report, I'm busy attending sessions and gathering info at the show. PIC will have more detailed reports and more on Cobalt and Garnet from the event coming soon. Thanks to Scott Remick for the additional screens.
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