This is a pretty neat trick. A clever user over at talk.maemo.org noticed that Nokia’s N900 was pretty similar in specs to the Palm Pre, and that they both run SDL 1.2 — meaning that it should be able to run unmodified WebOS binaries.
Using a little elbow grease, hoodoo, and magic, YouTube user fukywak has put together a video showing that it is possible to run EA’s Sims 3 and Need For Speed without having to boot into a WebOS emulator.
Now, the Palm Pre supports multi-touch, while the N900 doesn’t, so you need to pick a game that doesn’t require a multi-touch gesture for anything critical.
The original thread is here, with (some) details on getting it working here. The site keeps dropping out, though, so I don’t have any more details than what I’ve said here. If you’re keen, though, keep on at it!
[via Daily Mobile]