Another update from Screens Environment. A bit more info on how it will work with Palm OS.
A number of people have asked if the Centro will run Bhajis Loops. The short answer is probably yes, but I don’t know the full specs of the Centro so I can’t say yes for sure.
As soon as I have more information I’ll post on it again. In the meantime enjoy the video and try this first looks post from Brighthand.
There’s been more than one comment / request for a palm sounds forum or group for sharing files and tips etc. I am going to set one up, almost certainly on .Mac groups because it is very straightforward. If you’re interested in this, please let me know by emailing palm dot sounds at mac dot com.
See the feedback from beta testing on the Pacemaker device.
I’ve been watching this blog for ages (years probably), and every time I think there’s a possibility of it really going somewhere. It goes for days and weeks with no news, and then the occasional post. This time, no news really is basically no news.
The Palm Centro will include a full keyboard and 320 by 320 pixel touchscreen. It will include a client capable of chatting with users of AOL and Yahoo. This smartphone will include a microSD slot with SDHC support for storing music ad video files. The Centro will include Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi. It will also have a1.3 MP camera with support for audio and video. No mention of memory as yet though.
Nice looking, but it doesn’t do much for me I’m afraid.
I sometimes wonder if mobile music making software and hardware will be eventually consigned to the “interesting but nothing more” category. As laptops get smaller and more powerful and easier to move around with will there still be a need for devices that are even smaller.
The UMPC never really seemed to make it, but if Apple brings a sub-notebook to the market will that device, and others like it really take the lead in mobile music making? If, as widely rumoured, Apple do return to the PDA market, will that breathe some new life in?
I found this and thought I really must post it even though it is a bit off topic. It is amazing to see a multi-tasking handheld OS.
Lots of Apple sites (such as AppleInsider) have picked up on this today, but who really knows how accurate it is?
Personally I think it would be great if they would breathe new life into the Newton. A PDA running OSX would be brilliant but only on one condition.
It must be open to third party applications!.
Without that it will be useless. If they can make that work it will be amazing and could really open up mobile music making to a whole new level.
I guess we’ll need to wait and see. Maybe something will come up at MacWorld?
Here’s a good looking module for the TX. It allows PDA’s multi-function Multi Connector port to connect a 2.5mm stereo headset as seen on the Treo line and many other smart and feature phones that conform to the same pin spec as Palm uses for their Treos.
In addition to stereo audio output, it supports audio input on several Palm devices that do not have onboard microphones; namely the Tungsten T5 and Palm TX.