We all know that Palm OS 5 (aka Garnet) is getting a bit ancient in terms of mobile technology given that it was released back in 2002. However, there are still some applications from the thousands available for the Palm OS that many of us like to run, yet we want to also have the latest and greatest hardware. There are a couple of ways you can have the latest in mobile tech hardware and still run Palm OS applications. There is StyleTap for Windows Mobile devices (and soon for Symbian devices too) and now the Garnet Virtual Machine for Nokia Nseries Internet Tablets (including the 770, N800, and N810).
The Garnet VM Beta for Nokia Nseries was created by ACCESS, who is the company that bought PalmSource. You can now run virtually all your favorite Palm OS applications on the Nokia Internet Tablets and I can't wait to try out a few of my favorite apps. They would appreciate it if you could fill out their compatibility survey when you try applications so they can continue to improve the product. Sound is not support for the Nokia 770 device due to a missing set of libraries on that device.
Thanks to the guys at jkOnTheRun for the heads-up on this news.