[amsat-bb] PocketSat+ on Nokia N810
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 24 22:26:57 PDT 2009
I recently treated myself to a new toy - the Nokia N810 "Internet Tablet". (Think iPod Touch with a higher resolution screen, real GPS, real keyboard, and it runs Linux so the apps multi-task, and are free.) Thought I'd pass this on...
One of the challenges I faced in this consolidation was finding equivalent apps to the ones I was using on multiple other platforms, including some sort of satellite tracking program. I figured I could at least port Predict over, given the Linux software base. Then I found the Garnet VM program, which is a Palm virtual machine. Loaded it up and installed PocketSat+, and it works really well. In fact, it's faster on the Nokia N810 than it was on my Palm Vx. Just be sure to get all the various clock settings right, between the N810, virtual machine, and the application right, so you don't apply daylight savings twice.
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