StyleTap Coming to Symbain OS Devices

StyleTap Inc. has announced they are bringing their StyleTap CrossPlatform to the Symbian OS. The StyleTap CrossPlatform is compatible with most applications written for Palm OS, and will enable most Palm OS software to run on current and future Symbian smartphones.

StyleTap"By enabling thousands more mobile applications to be used by millions more users, StyleTap CrossPlatform creates enormous value for consumers, application developers and smartphone vendors," said Gregory Sokoloff, CEO of StyleTap Inc., "By bringing StyleTap CrossPlatform to Symbian OS, the global market-leading smartphone OS, we are fulfilling our commitment to support the smartphone industry to the fullest possible extent."

StyleTap is demonstrating CrossPlatform at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London, and expects to ship the product in the first quarter of 2008. Pricing has not yet been finalized. StyleTap CrossPlatform will support Symbian smartphones based on UIQ 3 and S60 3rd Edition. StyleTap is already available for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone operating systems.

TamsPalm has posted a few pictures and a short video of StyleTap for Symbian OS at the Symbian Smartphone show.

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StyleTap is a huge ripoff

JSwinden @ 10/18/2007 2:38:49 PM # Q
StyleTap is a huge ripoff, at least in the PocketPC version. If the Palm application has any graphics, StyleTap probably won't be able to display them. I tried this POS twice on my iPAQ with very little success. I advise people to try it out on trial basis before buying it. If it works with your applications fine, if not delete it. Most of the problems I encountered were due to applications being designed for traditional 320x320 and 320x480 Palm screens. The PocketPCs generally have 240x320 screens. Smartphones often have even less resolution. So don't hold your breath that StyleTap will work on Symbian devices. They have had over two years to make it work on PocketPCs and have mostly failed.


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RE: StyleTap is a huge ripoff
mcameron @ 10/18/2007 4:14:43 PM # Q
I couldn't disagree more. I understand that it has limitations, and it did take us a bit of work to fully leverage StyleTap, but we have had a HUGE return on investment from it. Some of our biggest customers run very complex projects on WinMob devices, and StyleTap has been incredibly reliable for them. It's exceeded my expectations in a big way. That said, we are a B2B application provider and our customers generally don't mind investing the time and money it takes to install StyleTap in order to run our software on their device of choice. I understand that for consumer apps which will not drive the adoption of StyleTap, but rather aim to sit on top of it as an already-installted platform, it's probably not as attractive. I just had to throw in my 2 cents from a company that has made great use of the StyleTap platform.

Mark Cameron
Techneos Systems
RE: StyleTap is a huge ripoff
justauser @ 10/18/2007 6:20:08 PM # Q
Now what would be interesting is if they worked on an iPhone version

RE: StyleTap is a huge ripoff
happyPalm @ 10/18/2007 6:23:51 PM # Q
True. Most developers who support StyleTap have to include new 320x240 bitmaps which makes the app bigger. once they do this then it looks very good but only 1% of developers who do this and most developers dont even support their app anymore.

the only drawback to Styletap is that it does not emulate the Treo and only the core palmOS which is not good. Most new apps are written for the Treo.

StyleTap iPhone experiment
bobatstyletap @ 2/22/2008 5:05:25 PM # Q
Just thought you might be interested in this.

We're not ready to announce an official StyleTap for iPhone/Touch version yet, but we have done some experimentation with it. Here's a short video of what it looks like so far:

It looks promising. This experimental version can run ARMlets and because of the screen size uses hi-res (double density) bitmaps and fonts.

Bob Chew
StyleTap Inc.

RE: StyleTap is a huge ripoff
Poopie @ 2/22/2008 6:04:02 PM # Q
Wow! Looks great Bob. Can you do 320X480?

Hope this gets released and that I can use it without needing to jailbreak my iPhone.

Handyshopper, Rocketmania, Chuzzle , GolfPad, STRIP (password tool for the uninitiated), Tide Tool, and a bunch of other apps can't wait to meet my iPhone.

Any chance on being able to translate contact and datebook entries to iPhone native entries so I could use some Palm apps with iPhone data?

USR Palm Pilot 1000 --> Palm Pilot Professional --> TRG SuperPilot --> Palm IIIc --> Palm V --> Palm M505 --> Palm M515 --> Tungsten T|2 --> Treo 600 --> LifeDrive --> iPhone

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