If you've known me for a certain amount of time, sooner or later the subject of my fascination for the Palm OS ecosystem might have come up. For the people who are unfamiliar with this particular fascination, a little backstory.
How did my fascination with Palm OS begin?
When I was about 13 years old it was apparent that I had some issues organising certain things in my life (such as: homework, showing up at violin lessons on time, time keeping in general). I'm not sure how, but at some point my love for Tech led me to a solution: I could get a second hand Palm OS PDA to help me! I'd just put every appointment and deadline in this thing, and it would remind me whenever I'd need to do something.
This first device was a Sony Clie 4.x device (the PEG-N760C), and after that I upgraded to a Clie NR70, a Tungsten T2, Tungsten T3 and finally the LifeDrive. From the devices listed here I sold the Clie's, broke the T2 and I still have the T3 & LifeDrive.
However, now that phones were getting smarter and smarter my need for a PalmOS PDA as a daily driver decreased. Feature phones could sync with Google Calendar and even Email and RSS clients were prevalent in most feature phones in the era of 3G connectivity. Once I upgraded from a Sony Ericsson W850i to the W960i (which ran Symbian) I ditched the PalmOS devices altogether.
I do not speak Japanese
alled and nothing else to choose from. Which I did. And I don't speak (or read) Japanese.
A compromise: Install PRC files to RAM
- Date & Time_enUS.prc
- I don't have a detailed description for these, I installed all four of these and my Grafitti panel stopped showing the Japanese characters, so I was happy. But you might need only one of these files to achieve that.
- LauncherCW.prc - This is the Clie 3D launcher
- I recommend installing CLIELauncherDefaultList.prc as well, this way you can reset some of the japanese app descriptions to their english counterparts easily.
- Address Book.prc
- Address Sort Library.prc