StyleTap Released for Windows Mobile Smartphone
StyleTap has announced that a preview version of StyleTap Platform for Windows Mobile Smartphone edition is now available. StyleTap Platform enables the world's largest base of mobile applications, the estimated 30,000 applications written to run on Palm OS, to run on some of the latest Windows Mobile Smartphones, including the Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dash and the Samsung Blackjack.
"The big problem in the mobile world is that it gets more and more fragmented as major vendors bring out more and more devices that are incompatible in large and small ways with the other devices on the market," said Gregory Sokoloff, CEO of StyleTap Inc., "Software applications that add great utility to these smartphones and PDAs tend to run on a diminishing proportion of these devices, because the developers cannot afford to re-engineer their applications for every new device that appears. The result is bad for consumers who get less useful devices and bad for developers who get smaller markets for their products. StyleTap seeks to counter this trend by enabling a diverse set of devices to run the same software applications with no re-engineering required. We already support the wide variety of Pocket PCs on the market; today we are adding the Smartphone; and in the future we intend to address other popular devices, such as those based on the Symbian OS."
StyleTap Platform for Windows Smartphone enables most Palm OS applications (including multimedia applications and games) to run, unmodified, on any device running Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone. The software comes with everything needed to download and run Palm OS applications, and supports cut and paste of text and bitmaps between Windows Mobile applications and Palm OS applications. StyleTap also supports the landscape screen orientation favored by many of the newer devices. It also provides a display cursor controlled by the 5-way navigation button as a substitute for a touchscreen.
StyleTap Platform for Windows Smartphone can be downloaded for a free 14-day trial. The preview version is a public release intended to solicit feedback from early users on any issues or problems prior to official release. The company expects the preview period for StyleTap Platform for Windows Smartphone to be less than 60 days. Users purchasing the preview version during the preview period will get a free upgrade to the official version when it is released.
The software is also available for Pocket PC based devices such at the Treo 700w and 750.
Article Comments(12 comments)
- I got one -Tuckermaclain
- RE: Don't we have this already? -Tuckermaclain
- RE: Palm brand will return in 2018, with devices built by TCL -richf
- RE: Palm brand will return in 2018, with devices built by TCL -dmitrygr
- Palm phone on HDblog -palmato
- Palm PVG100 -hgoldner
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