Palm was proud to show off MotionApps’ PalmOS emulator, dubbed “Classic,” as a means of run legacy Palm OS software on the Palm Pre’s brand-spankin’-new WebOS. From what we saw back at CTIA Wireless 2009, Classic does a fantastic job of recreating the old Palm OS environment on the Palm Pre. Unfortunately, we were only shown the basics of what “Classic” is capable of doing.
Today, Mobile Crunch has posted a new video that shows off exactly how powerful Classic actually is. Rather than running more tame PalmOS applications, the new video shows the Classic Palm OS emulator going full-bore with the 3D racing game GTS: World Racing. Classic proves, in this here video, that it’s fully up to the task of crunching all those 3D bits and pieces at a pace that makes for a smoothly playable game.
Classic will apparently only run applications designed for 320×320 displays. Apps specifically formatted for 320×480 displays are not supported. Classic will only run one PalmOS application at a time and won’t support HotSync. Sadly, GPS, Bluetooth, accelerometers and phone features aren’t in the bag for Classic. It looks like older PalmOS applications will be restricted to the Classic “sandbox.”
Find the MotionApps Q&A here.