Thursday, July 21, 2005

Device ID's of different Palm OS handhelds

Sometimes you need to identify what kind of device your program is running on. The PalmOS provides a simple way to accomplish this by reading a few locations in feature memory(more on that another time, it really is a NIFTY thing to use). However, different devices store the data in different features, and eaxch one has a different ID. Also, eaxch machine has had an internal codename which sometimes can be interesting to know(ever knew that the LifeDrive was called Brahma and uses a device ID fo TunX?? Makes nice Trivia)
There are a few nice pages about this topic-please look below for a linklist:
http://homepage.mac.com/alvinmok/palm/codenames.html-nice list of codes
http://www.mobilegeographics.com/dev/devices.php-Further information, but database currently broken
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