StyleTap to let Symbian users run PalmOS apps

StyleTapStyleTap plans to launch a Symbian version of its PalmOS compatibility software. StyleTap currently lets Windows Mobile users run applications designed for PalmOS.

The company estimates there are over 20,000 commercial and freeware applications designed for Palm that can run on Windows Mobile using StyleTap. The new version should open the same library of programs to Symbian users.

Of course, what we'd really like to see is software that will let you run Windows Mobile applications on Symbian or PalmOS devices. A few years ago, StyleTap made a lot of sense. Windows Mobile was something of a newcomer to the mobile space and all the cool development was happening in the Palm space. But that's really not the case anymore, and we're not sure that being able to run 5 year old Palm applications on your new phone is really much of a draw.

StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian will be released early next year. There's no word on the price yet, but StyleTap for Windows Mobile costs $50, so we'd expect the Symbian version to carry a similar price.

[via tech[dot]blog]

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