StyleTap Brings PalmOS to iPhone Jailbreak

PalmOS for iPhone

It's no secret many iPhone users switched over from PalmOS Treo devices (yours truly included!) and now StyleTap has brought a way for you to run all your old PalmOS apps on your Jailbroken iPhone. Says Engadget:

you'll be able to run Palm OS applications (compatible up to version 5.2), with support for native ARM apps, Audio recording and playback, virtual memory cards, and TCP/IP connectivity, amongst other features.

The cost is a not-so-insignificant $49.99 and will only work for as long as you keep your iPhone jailbroken (which means no iPhone 4.0 for you for a while at least!) but if there's just something you gotta blast from your PalmOS past, check it out.

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StyleTap Brings PalmOS to iPhone Jailbreak


To be honest, I had the Treo 650, and loved it, than upgraded to the palm centro, and hated it. After the centro, I'll never go back to palm.

Wow! now I can run Agendus (as soon as there is a working JB for my new iPhone -- I just had it replaced and the new one is new fw bb)

On the one hand, that price is pretty damn steep considering you need to run jailbreak in order to enjoy it. On the other, that is a quality emulator with a huge plethora of applications ready for you (and available pretty readily on the internet). The big question I have 50 dollars I don't need anymore?

I can't see spending $50 for a jailbreak app when a jailbreak could go away at any time.

1998 called and said they wanted their operating system back.
Who wants to go backwards?

Hmm.. this is tempting just for running UltraSoft PocketMoney:
iPhone has yet to get a fully integrated check register that syncs with MS Money.. or any personal finance app. The closes you can get is exporting QIF files and then importing them which is a massive pain in the but. The other app that took for ever to replace from the old palm days was a multi car stop watch. When I am at sports car races I like to be able to time multiple cars. MultiTrack StopWatch finally replaced that need. I also miss HandyShopper but Grocery Gadget just about solves that.

Man, I'd love to have webOS running on iPhone hardware. That would be sooooo smooooth :) P.S. maybe not as slick because you'd have to emulate the gesture area. Oh well. Still want it.