The next generation of Palm PDAs will run Palm OS Cobalt, and
will step in, as they’ve done in the past, to provide Mac synchronization with the next version of their Missing Sync application. Announced at the PalmSource Developers Conference happening this week in San Jose, the
new edition of Missing Sync
will allow you to connect Palm OS Cobalt devices to your Mac via USB, a network, WiFi (AirPort), or Bluetooth and synchronize your information.
You’ll be able to synchronize iCal calendar events, to-do lists, Mac OS X Address Book contact information, and data from existing applications that currently support synchronization, such as FileMaker, Entourage, and others. Missing Sync also includes AvantGo synchronization, which allows you to stay current with news, weather, movie listings, stock quotes, and other timely information. And if your Palm device can display still images or play audio files, you can also use Missing Sync to synchronize between iPhoto or iTunes.
Missing Sync for Palm OS 6.x “Cobalt” will be available later this year and will require Mac OS X v.10.2 (Jaguar) or v.10.3 (Panther). No pricing information is available at this time. The application will also support synchronization on Tapwave Zodiac handhelds.