Comments on: Quickies: NS Basic/Palm 2.0, OLED, #palmchat

NS BASIC Corporation has released NS Basic/Palm 2.0. The new version of this development platform features an improved IDE as well as multiple code windows, quicker development, and a standard properties dialog. There are also numerous usability improvements. It is on sale now for $100.

The show Fresh Gear on TechTV over the weekend had a story about the new OLED display technology that will bring brighter, thinner, easier to read displays that use less power and have a 170 degree visible angle. As part of the story, they had a number of prototype Palms hooked up with a monochrome version of these screens. -Mike Wells

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As for OLED...

mikecane @ 7/25/2001 8:58:46 AM #
... there is another technology called LEP -- Light-Emitting Polymers. I heard a report on BBC World Service a few weeks ago.

The webiste is at

NS Basic

RoofusPennymore @ 7/25/2001 9:53:26 AM #
I have heard that Real is going to make RealBasic compile for the Palm too.

OLED Info Here

CKMOOSE @ 7/25/2001 2:31:57 PM #
I've been following OLED for some time. I believe it will change pretty much everything as far as display technology goes.
Find out more at [][/url]

RE: OLED Info Here
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/25/2001 5:04:43 PM #
Thanks for the link. I was wondering where I could find some info.

RE: OLED Info Here
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/25/2001 7:26:02 PM #
Check out one of the higher end pioneer car headunits -- with OEL displays.. Quite nice..

RE: OLED Info Here
Ed @ 7/26/2001 12:26:29 AM #
Here's an interesting article on organic light-emitting diodes:

Highly recommended if you are interested at all.

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PalmPlan @ 7/25/2001 11:45:26 PM #
What the TV show failed to report was that OLED display are still waaaay too expen$ive and until the price drops, don't expect it in the near future.

"The only constant in life is death."

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/26/2001 1:05:17 AM #
Also, current OLED diplays have very short life spans and tend to burn out after only a few thousand hours of use.

NSBasic Price

Eston Bond @ 7/26/2001 11:44:27 AM #
I thought it was $129.
RE: NSBasic Price
Ed @ 7/26/2001 12:00:25 PM #
It's on sale for $100 until September 1.

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