Despite a brief mention in our forums and I believe some chatting during a podcast episode (though the exact one I can't recall), we haven't discussed the StyleTap emulator much here at TiPb. Here's what it is: an emulator for the PalmOS that allows you to run their tens of thousands of apps on the iPhone or the iPod Touch. Back in February, StyleTap had created a version of it that they successfully demo'ed on a Jailbroken iPod Touch. Now we hear word that they really and truly intend to release it to the world as an official iPhone app.

Don't laugh - there are truly a ton of Palm apps out there -- many of which fall into really cool niche categories that are unlikely to be duplicated anytime soon as native iPhone apps. Stuff like Mobile Gadgeteer Matt Miller's personal fave, a Tide Tool app that lets you check the status of the ocean tides around the world.

Thanks to Cherryhead25 for the tip!