Throw Away Your Palm: Pre Now Has HotSync Support

Last Updated Oct 6, 2009 11:41 PM EDT

There's been a lot of Palm Pre news lately -- you can finally buy paid apps in the App Catalog, for example, and syncing with iTunes is back, at least until Apple pulls the plug yet again. Perhaps the most interesting news for long-time Palm users, though, is that you can now HotSync your Pre when it's running in classic mode.


You probably already know about Classic, a $30 app that turns your Pre into an old-school Palm OS device. And a few months ago, I told you about the Classic Well, a list of certified apps guaranteed to run properly on the emulator.

Well, Classic 2.0 is out, and it adds a few interesting new features, including:

  • HotSync support. You can now HotSync, even over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Preloaded apps. Classic comes with more than two dozen apps.
The preloaded apps are nothing special -- there's not a business tool in the bunch, and you can find a zillion Palm Os apps online anyway, but the HotSync support is great because it finally makes the Pre function like a real Palm OS device. No more clumsy PRC installs; now you can add programs to the Pre the way you've always done it in the past, and sync your Palm's calendar and contacts at the same time.