The number of emails we’ve been receiving from you shows that “a new kid on the block”, Classic, is much anticipated.
Some of the most common questions are addressed below and we are looking forward to your thoughts and comments.
Q: What does Classic do?
Classic will allow existing Palm OS applications to run on webOS devices.
Q: When will Classic be available?
It will be available for purchase when the Palm Pre phone becomes available from Sprint in the first half of 2009.
Q: How much will Classic cost?
We will be releasing the pricing information soon.
Q: Where will I be able to purchase it?
We will be announcing that information soon, too.
Q: Will all Palm OS applications work?
We are working with our partners to make sure that the most popular and most significant applications can run with Classic on Pre.
Q: I am a Palm OS developer – how do I test to see if my application will work?
You can register your interest through our form here or optionally contact us at email@example.com
Q: Will my Palm OS applications be able to take advantage of webOS’s core functionality and cloud services?
No, Palm webOS is a completely new architecture, development environment, and application model, built from the ground up, so Classic will only allow you to run your Palm OS applications on your webOS device.
Q: How will I load my Palm OS applications onto my Palm Pre?
You will side load your Palm OS applications from a PC or Mac using the mass storage capabilities of the Pre device.