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

Handspring Visor by BestTechie

handspring visor backup module by bunnyhero

CES uses old Handspring Visors for the booth card scanners by extraface

Sony Clie NR70V Palm PDA by Adam Piotrowski

This Christmas have brought me anothe two shiny gadgets. This one is far from being new, but with its large screen it should be perfect for reading ebooks. And that's what I've resolved to do. Maybe not necessarily this year, but I WILL go through entire Discrworld series by Pratchett.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pocket Palm by superpixel

I bought an Abacus (Fossil) WristPDA, which runs Palm OS 4.1. Then I took off the straps to see if it was a good pocket watch. Nope.

Stowaway Keyboard Equipped Newton by splorp

The Palm circuit board and case afford a tight connection with the Stowaway keyboard. The ribbon cable attached to the PCB edge connector is connected to a standard DIN-8 serial cable via jumpers. The serial cable plugs into the Newton using a interconnect dongle. A software driver package on the Newton converts the encoded serial data from the Stowaway keyboard into standard text input. More background information on this project can be found here:

Simply Palm 3 by tkjoseph

to all PDA's I've loved before by superpixel

except that really crappy one there-- the one you find at a drug store checkout

Nokia E61 vs. Palm VII by BradBaldwin

PDA Sprawl by StevenRJones

The MEGA Museum - a gallery of items from Steven Jones' gadget collection

Palm by minotan

Sizemore Family PDA Museum by sizemoresr

Colección de PDA's by nachX

De abajo a arriba y de izquierda a derecha (From bottom to top and from left to right): Palm m105, Cybiko, Franklin eBookMan e911, Palm Zire 71, Handspring Treo 180, Palm Tungsten|T, Palm Tungsten|T3, Palm T|X.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

And now there's a new Palm OS emulator for Android !

So if you didn't like StyleTap or thought it was too expensive you might want to take a look at PHEM. It's a lot cheaper and has some pretty amazing features too. Here's what you can expect ...

PHEM Features

  • Supports black and white, grayscale, 8-bit, and 16-bit color. It even supports the Handera 330's "High Res" grayscale screen!
  • Supports sound and (for versions of the Palm OS that support it) vibration.
  • Supports multiple different "sessions" emulating different Palms - multiple models, multiple versions of a single model, or both.
  • Allows you to use your device's storage as a virtual expansion card.
  • Emulated Palms can communicate using your device's network connection (wifi or cellular).
  • Supports cutting and pasting text between the emulated Palm and your device.
  • Supports hardware keyboards if present on your device.
  • Supports "skin" files that precisely mimic the appearance of particular Palm devices.
  • Supports most Palm "Hacks".

PHEM Limitations

  • Like MAME (which emulates arcade machines like Space Invaders or Defender) or NESoid (which emulates a NES game console), PHEM emulates Palm hardware only - a Palm OS ROM image is required to run.
  • PHEM does not emulate Palm models with ARM CPUs (any Palm running OS 5.x). (If you require this, do check out the StyleTap emulator.)
  • PHEM does not support IRDA or serial hardware.
  • Some games and hacks that rely on undocumented hardware features may fail.
  • Multi-touch is not supported on Android versions below Android 3.0 (Gingerbread).
You can find it on the play store, and you'll notice it's pretty cheap.

Take a look in the library

All you need to do is click above where it says library, or click here

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In 2000: Palm Mobile Internet Kit begins shipping

Connectivity for Palm devices was something that people had started talking about for a long time and before this the only thing you could do was read your email on the device and reply then sync and send the reply from your desktop. The mobile internet kit changed a lot.

An old track made using Bhajis and Microbe

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Take a look in the Palmorama store ...

Have a look in our store for all your Palm OS needs! You can just click above to get to the store. Easy isn't it?

Monday, November 04, 2013