So this week I charged up my old Palm TX, I’ve been mourning over the death of Palm OS. I enjoyed Palm OS, but even I’ve moved on. I have to write my history with Palm hardware article soon. I paired the TX with my N810, after verifying I could still get online with it through my phone. The TX”s web browser is weak compared to the N810’s and other then a syncing contact manager (something the N810 is lacking at) I have no real use for the TX anymore.
I was thinking what I can do with it. I may have sold my wife’s but I’m not sure I want to give mine up yet – so functional decisions. I can make it a high end universal remote – maybe a TV-be-gone device. What I decided I it turns out I can’t do – make it a bluetooth file server. Here is what I figured, my N810 only has a MicroSD card slot, so it can’t read normal SD cards – if I needed the extra space I could pop an SD card into the TX, power it on and access it via bluetooth on the N810.
Unfortunately (like always) the manufacturer cheaped out on the specs. There doesn’t seem to eb anyway to share files over bluetooth on the TX. I can access files on my phone from N810, but nothing on the TX. So I’m throwing this out there to the world at large, does anyone know of a way to put a bluetooth file server (for free preferably) on a Palm TX (or Treo, or Lifedrive, or any bluetooth enabled Palm)? If so please leave a comment and a link. You can also leave a comment if you think I’m insane also.