Palm Looks To Third Party Developers for Palm OS Support

The webOS announced by Palm represents an entirely new mobile operating system built from the ground up. Palm has not built-in backwards compatibility with legacy Palm OS applications, but instead is looking to third party developers. StyleTap currently ships a Palm OS emulator for both Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms, so they seem to be a likely candidate to develop emulation software that would allow for the usage of Palm OS apps on webOS.

Bob Chew, co-founder of StyleTap, sound optimistic saying, "StyleTap constantly monitors the potential offered by new platforms that we don’t yet support, and we will most definitely be looking into the new webOS platform introduced by Palm."

With thousands of Palm OS applications in existence, an emulation app allowing backwards compatibility with legacy Palm OS apps would be the first "killer app" for webOS.


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