Don’t ask me why Palm didn’t include the Palm OS emulator into the start-up demo…but it could very well have had something to do with keeping the buzz alive. Anyways, the buzz goes on…as MotionApps has just released a small FAQ and a demo video (below):
The demo video proves that the emulator works pretty well: unfortunately, the Pre’s lack of a 5way (thanks to all readers who pointed this out recently) will likely hamper its usability for high-end gaming.
This is sad, as the emulator seems to be pretty full-functioned. According to MotionApps, it will lack the following:
- DIA support
- Palm’s codec framework
- Access to built-in camera
- Access to external hardware devices through Bluetooth, serial or USB ports however access to network peripherals is supported
- will not be able to access Bluetooth, wireless modem (phone radio), GPS, light sensors or accelerometer
- No hotsync
- Access to native webOS PIM databases is not supported at this time.
Either way, I am pretty sure that the emulator will work well. The only remaining eeker is whether it will be free…