Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Loading up the Axim: Audiobox

Another app I haven't used in ages and ages. I'm really looking forward to getting this running too.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Loading Aurora

Somewhere I have a picture of Aurora running on three devices, my Axim, my iPhone and my iPad. I think it's one of the very few apps ever to run on so many platforms. I think that probably only Sunvox would beat it.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what Aurora is like on the old Axim.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Libretto and the Axim

Getting along just fine! It's the only way I have of getting software onto the Axim now. It's working well though.

Restarting my Axim

I decided that it was high time that some of my older devices became useful again, my Axim in particular. So I've wiped the device and both of the memory cards too and I'm starting again with the whole thing in an attempt to make it at least partially useful to me.

Stuff really does run on PHEM

Yep, regular old Palm OS apps still run on PHEM. Of course a lot of the things I want to do aren't going to work. Like this. But that's a limitation you just have to live with.

Friday, January 17, 2014

And so I add another ROM file to PHEM

OS4 this time, and it works like a dream. Eventually I hope to have some completely set up sessions in PHEM so I can have a bunch of Palm PDAs all sitting inside my Nexus.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Is Palm OS open source?

I've had a bit of a look around to try and find out if it is, and if that is the case, where you can get it from, but I'm drawing a bit of a blank actually.

Does anyone know if Palm OS, or rather, Garnet OS, which was of course the last iteration of the Palm operating system, is available as open source software?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In 2002: Symbol introduces SPT-1550

Whilst I don't know much about this devices itself I do know that they were built for commercial / industrial use and are quite rare now, although you can occasionally find the odd company that still use them.

In 2002: Sony announces T615 and S360

Both of which were very nice devices in their own way. Actually Sony were pretty prolific in releasing Palm OS based devices and produced them for virtually all tastes and budgets.

But it's only OS 3

So far I've only got OS3 with the ROM I've managed to track down so far. I'd really like to get a selection of ROMs to play with and have a variety of virtual palm PDAs inside my Nexus!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

And PHEM is up and running ...

Yep, having finally got my hands on a Palm OS ROM file I've got PHEM working and it runs very well indeed. In these pictures it's emulating a Palm III but I've plans to extract ROM files from a number of devices over time and have the emulator running a variety of devices.

Take a look in the library

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

Monday, January 13, 2014

A very rare Palm VII Wireless PDA on eBay

A big thank you to Mr Concreted0g for pointing this out. This is a really rare Palm PDA. Whilst I've seen these before they hardly ever come up on eBay, so well worth a look if you're a collector.

A very rare Palm VII Wireless PDA on eBay

Starting to run PHEM on my Nexus 7

Right, let's gets this started. I've had the PHEM app around since it got on the Android Play Store. Now I need to get it moving now!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

More icons for webOS by -Meanwhile-

The top six icons are improvements of earlier versions. The others (except FeedReader and Spotify) are replacement icons for the ones that come pre-installed on webOS devices like the Pre 3 and Touchpad (and are extras to the Pre/Pre 2 default icons). It depends on what will happen to Open webOS if I'll make more icons for it. At the moment, I think about doing some looser (non-icon) work, though icons for OS X may also come one day...all in Haiku style of course.

Minstrel V modem, front by Tristan Horn

Palm V carrier. used with/sold by OmniSky for their unlimited monthly CDPD (?) service

Palm IIIx, Modem and Centro by vladcampos

Here is the Palm IIIx connected to the land line modem. I used it a lot to send end receive e-mails while traveling.

Palm IIIx and Modem by anachrocomputer

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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, January 06, 2014

In 2005: Fossil introduces the WristPDA FX2008 (watch form-factor)

In 2001: Garmin OS license announced (to make Palm/GPS device)

Palm Power ups are free

If you're still using a Palm OS PDA then you should take a look at Palm Power ups as all of these are now free!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

picture(3).jpg by v2or

This is a new very cool prgram. Its a drum and rythym loop program run on my Palm Tunsten T3 called Micoro v.1.3 you can check them out on the web at

Zire 71 Music System by Matrixsynth

Zire 71 Music System by Matrixsynth

Zire 71 Music System by Matrixsynth

Zire 71 Music System by Matrixsynth

Zire 71 Music System by Matrixsynth

Upgraded Lifedrive by Stephen Cannon

The Ultimate PDA - The Palm Lifedrive but faster and with much better battery life. From my experience with this new mod to my lifedrive, the new battery and CF card gives the following on a full charge: 8-10 hours MP3 Playback (screen off), 6-8 Hours general use, 3-5 Hours using Wi-Fi. CF Card makes opening a Word document takes 5 seconds instead of 60, Resets 30 seconds instead of 3 and a half mins. PDF docs load much faster, Far fewer loading delays. Blazer loads pages smoothly. PDA also doesnt get so hot. Update: I now have a 16GB Sandisk Extreme III card installed in my Lifedrive.

Palm Zire 72 - 03 by Eric FRANQUET

Palm stuff on Pinterest

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

Friday, January 03, 2014

A decade of personal mobile technology by Global X

Today is my Flickr anniversary --I have been uploading pictures straight from a mobile phone since Sept. 2005. On average one picture a day, every day, for the past eight years.

So, it turns out that TealOS is actually still available

In fact you can even download a trial version which lasts for 30 days. They're still charging for it at $14.95, which seems a little steep for something that's going to have very much diminishing returns, but then again it seems that they're doing that with they're entire software catalogue.

It seems strange to me, but that's just my opinion.

Anyway, I'm going to give it a go and see if it's fun.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

So, what will happen with Palm is 2014?

It's only fair to say that Palm is a dead OS, or at least I'm not aware of anyone working on it at the moment. So, is it even worth talking about anymore? I'd say yes of course. The Palm OS still has life it in and is still useful to a lot of people, and I still really like it a lot. I think that this is proved by the fact that there are still people tinkering with things out there, making emulators for Android for example, and I'll bet there's more.

In 2014 I'd like to pull together more of the old Palm world and recover files and other useful stuff into the Palmorama library, so if you have anything you think might be useful please let me know. I'd also like to finish some of my old palm projects and get some new ones off the ground. I don't know if that's possible, but I will try.

And what about the site? Well I'm not sure how that will change in 2014. I don't have any real plans to change things but that doesn't mean it won't happen. I'd like to get the side bar issues fixed for a start, but apart from that I think it's ok. The library will hopefully expand as will the Bhajis instruments site. I have had an idea or two for other sites so perhaps that's where I'll focus my attention in 2014.

So, if you're still doing something with a Palm OS device, here's to 2014. Who knows what will happen!