About the fact that filecoaster does, at some point, require a desktop.
A Chinese developer has reportedly gotten Android to work on an HP TouchPad by installing it as a WebOS application package and running Google's OS in emulation mode.
Here's a a couple new ways that Jason Robitaille and Brian Jost. With these apps you can either drag and drop application from your computer or install right on your Palm Pre!
About my experience trying to get some homebrew apps.
Here's a tutorial I found when 1.04 was released and I fully tested and works great. All credit for this great step by step tutorial goes to Sir Mycroft over at www.precentral.net
Sony Ericsson's camera phone tripod will hold your camera phone still.