Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thanks for everything in 2013

It's been an interesting year for Palm in 2013, or rather, for Palmorama anyway. Of course nothing has really happened in the world of Palm in 2013, except possibly for the arrival of PHEM, the Palm OS emulator for Android.

But even so, it's been funny to see that there is actual interest in the world of Palm even so long after its demise. So a big thank you if you've stopped by to see what it's all about, or if you've been hanging on every word.

There'll be more in 2014 that's for sure.

Happy New Year!

Handspring Visor cell phone versus iPhone by rikomatic


ipod Touch versus Handspring Visor by mrmole


Handspring Visor by BestTechie

www.besttechie.net http://flic.kr/p/5UvQMv

Monday, December 30, 2013

The magic that is MixPad

I did a lot with this little app. I still wish for it to get recording and MIDI in, but I know that won't happen any time soon. Still, it too is up there with my favourite apps for the old Palm OS.

Still an all time fav ... Microbe

As it gets near to the end of 2013 I was thinking about some of the old Palm apps that I still love so much. Of course, Microbe is up there with the best.

I still have a big bunch of unfinished things made or at least started in Microbe. I think I should try to finish them in 2014. I'll try.

FOSSIL Wrist PDA Watch on eBay

You don't see these everyday so I thought it would be worth posting it. The eBay description says it's a PocketPC version, but I really don't think it is. It's Palm.

These are pretty rare now, although not as rare as the later versions. Still, worth a look if you're after a retro smartwatch.

FOSSIL Wrist PDA Watch on eBay

Blog problems

I noticed a few days ago that the whole of the side bar had dropped round to underneath all of the posts on the blog. I couldn't work out why this had happened and after a lot of tinkering with the layout and other stuff I found myself completely unable to put it back to normal. This is why the blog is in its current state of having no sidebar at all. This is intentional for now.

I've had a bit of a search to see if I can find a reason and a solution for this problem, but so for nothing. Admittedly I haven't had an exhaustive search, and when I get a bit more time I'll look again, but until then I've got to stick with this format, which isn't awful, but isn't really what I want either.

If you have any ideas as to why it might have happened, or how to fix it, please get in touch.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Have any Bhajis Loops instruments, or looking for some to use?

Well you find lots in the Palmorama Bhajis Loops instrument site and if you want to contribute (and you'd be very welcome) just contact me using the form in the about page, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Remembering iziBasic and ViziBasic ...

As I saw my good friend Mr Concreted0g at the weekend I was thinking that I really should get back to doing some work on a couple of my old Palm OS apps. Mainly because he's probably the only person in the world who's interested.

That in turn made me think about iziBasic and ViziBasic and just how awesome they are. Every now and then I have a hunt around for something similar for Android but never find anything quite as good sadly.

Or course I'm pretty sure that these lovely apps will never see an update although I'd gladly pay for them all over again for a few new features. Even so, they're wonderful as they are, and I must start using them again. Perhaps when I've got a bit more time.

If you're interested you can find them at Aldweb.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

I used to take pictures at high school with this thing (Palm M100 + Kodak Palmpix attachment) #tech #gadget #vintage by Ezequiel Betzerra


Kodak PalmPix Camera by Clifford Fearnley

I dug this little beauty out today, my very first digital camera, a Kodak PalmPix. It clipped onto the bottom of my Palm m105 Handheld. I fired it up today and it still works! 640 x 480 is the new full-frame! Picture also taken with an almost as ancient Canon 10D! http://flic.kr/p/dMx4ne

Kodak PalmPix camera for Palm m105 - rear side by Martin Kukač


Kodak PalmPix camera for Palm m105 - front side by Martin Kukač


L1010954 by victorhsu

When Palm IIIc met ePC. http://flic.kr/p/4kCRyy

Gadget evolution... by Craig Richardson

A bit of fun, although I'm still not entirely happy with the lighting / reflections. Inspired by a conversation with a colleague and finding my old Archos the other day while I was having a clear-out... Most of the old mobiles no longer work and had to be dug out of William's toy box! Shot with Nikon D700 and 24-85mm G Nikkor © Craig Richardson 2013. All rights reserved. http://flic.kr/p/e5EVWa

Thursday, December 12, 2013

In 2000: Samsung OS license announced (to make PalmOS smartphone)

Strange to think about this now given where Samsung are.

Bhajis loops is still free

And because of that I periodically have to remind you that it's still free. It was and still is one of the best music making apps on a mobile device ever, I think. Whilst iOS is now almost certainly the king of the mobile music world, Bhajis is still the grandfather of it all.

So as I've done before, I thought I'd mention it again and remind you that both Bhajis Loops and Microbe are still completely free although you can't use either of these on iOS (there is an emulator for jailbroken devices) you'd have to invest a modest sum in an old Pam Tungsten T3 from eBay or a Palm Tungsten TX. Well worth it in my opinion!

Of course I secretly (although not so secretly now as I'm about to tell you all) still hold out the tiniest of hopes that Bhajis will somehow come to iOS, or even Android, or perhaps some even more esoteric mobile operating system. But, of course, this won't happen (or will it?).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

REX Mobile Rolodex by retsoced

Found this bad boy on the heap headed for obsolescence, so I decided to save it. Despite being nearly 20 years old now, it still works! http://flic.kr/p/epUJ1i

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Xircom Rex 6000 on eBay

You don't see these every day, and this one is already going for £38 on eBay, which is a bit more than I'm prepared to pay, but that's not the case for everyone.

Xircom Rex 6000 CreditCard Size PDA on eBay

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Palm stuff on Pinterest

If you're a pinterest user you can find the Palmorama pinterest board here.

Yeah, Griff, still pretty amazing and still free ...

I haven't mentioned this for a while now, and it's easy to forget, but Ok, a final reminder about Griff for this year, as you can go grab Griff as it and all it's plug ins are now free. That is, the original ones are, but not the third party plugins.

If you don't have an WinMo device I've found that a Dell Axim X51 has always done really well for me, if you want to look for one, click here to search on eBay.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In 2000: Kyocera QCP-6035 Smartphone announced

I don't know too much about this device or the manufacturer for that matter but it was another in the long line of third party devices to use the Palm OS, much in the same way as Google has allowed manufacturers to use Android.

PHEM - The Palm Hardware Emulator M68k

Friday, November 22, 2013

Have any Bhajis Loops instruments, or looking for some to use?

Well you find lots in the Palmorama Bhajis Loops instrument site and if you want to contribute (and you'd be very welcome) just contact me using the form in the about page, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

In 2002: Fossil Palm OS License announced (to make wristwatch PDA)

The Fossil watches never really took off in my view. They were simply too big for most wrists and didn't really do what you wanted them to do. They weren't user friendly and for the most part were targeted at the hard core PDA user who wanted another little screen on their wrist. The second iteration of the Fossil was a lot better and in many ways they were the precursor for the smart watches that we have today.

DSC02140 by philiptomhom

eyemodule 2 in foam box (original priced at $149 but I got mine with a handspring for $35 http://flic.kr/p/LcKeJ

Handspring Visor by BestTechie

www.besttechie.net http://flic.kr/p/5UAcU9