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ISV announces Palm Linux ports   
Wednesday, January 21 2009 @ 01:45 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

Brazilian independent software vendor (ISV) Handcase says it is porting about 100 of its PalmOS applications to the Linux-based WebOS platform set to debut in Palm's forthcoming Pre smartphone. Handcase is also translating some 323 of its PalmOS apps from Portuguese to English, it says.

When the Palm Pre and Palm's new Linux-derived WebOS stack were announced to widespread acclaim earlier this month at CES, one obvious drawback was the initial lack of software -- the Pre is not backward compatible to the PalmOS operating system used on devices such as the Palm Treo. The PalmOS software ecosystem boasts about 30,000 serviceable mobile software applications, many still in widespread use despite getting on in years.

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