Sneak peek of widgets on the Palm

April 21, 2007

Saguro sneak peekPDA Performance recently announced a sneak peek of Saguro, which would eventually bring a new operating system (or at least the appearance of it) to Palm devices running the Palm operating system. Mind you, this is a sneak peek — it’s not even beta. Your Palm device would have to meet some rigorous minimum requirements:

  • Palm OS v5.0 (or higher)
  • 320×320 resolution display (or higher)
  • 100 MHz StrongARM/XScale ARM processor or faster (300 MHz recommended for best performance)
  • 3MB of storage memory (RAM) to install Saguaro system executable
  • 4MB of free storage memory to operate Saguaro
  • 2MB of dynamic heap memory
  • Internet connectivity (via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular data service)*

The website says that “Most newer Palm handhelds (Tungsten T3, Tungsten T5, TX, Tungsten E2, Zire 72, LifeDrive, Treo 650, Treo 680, Treo 700p) fulfill the above requirements.”

Once you install and get it running, you’d then see a very cool sharp rain-splattered background, and two widgets that look just like they do on a Mac or Windows Vista desktop: the CNN news widget, and the weather widget.  You can customize both widgets by showing different types of news and changing the zip / city for the weather forecasts.

This makes me very curious of what future releases of Saguro will bring!  Surely more widgets — perhaps a calculator, a launcher (for other programs installed on the Palm), other Internet sites like the Wikipedia, and more.  Stay tuned …

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One Response to “Sneak peek of widgets on the Palm”

  1. Rene Visco Says:

    Apple’s iPhone is the KING!


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