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Palm Digital Media has released a version of its eBook app PalmReader 1.1.16 (both the free and Pro versions) that supports the full screen of Sony NR series. -Eugene

Tech Center Labs has released an emergency charger for the Handspring Treo line that uses four AAA batteries. It's available now for $25. -Jerry Kerl

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sandbuck @ 7/24/2002 9:01:23 AM #
Why do you suppose the T615 is selling for LESS than the m515??

RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 9:04:40 AM #
Maybe because it's overpriced !?

I always say that Palm's stuff are overpriced, but no one seems to believe me. When you see Sony's stuff is cheaper than yours' then there must be something really wrong with the pricing scheme.

RE: Hmmm....
Ed @ 7/24/2002 9:09:32 AM #
It's because the T615C has been discontinued and Sony is trying to get rid of its remaining inventory. Sony itself is selling them for $300 and so that's the price CompUSA needs to undercut.

The m515 is selling regularly for $400 so CompUSA need only sell it at $350 in order to undercut that price and generate sales..

News Editor

RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 9:44:54 AM #
where did you hear it was discontinued?
RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 10:22:57 AM #
Haven't you heard about the 655c?
RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 11:09:48 AM #
yea, it's a new model with mp3 and 66mhz, what's your point, we are talking about the t615c..
RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 12:50:20 PM #
>>yea, it's a new model with mp3 and 66mhz, what's your point, we are talking about the t615c..

That model [T665c] is the succesor to the T615. Sony officialy discontinued the T615.

RE: Hmmm....
Beavis @ 7/24/2002 1:34:19 PM #
They never officially discontinued the T-615. It is still available on the SonyStyle website.

RE: Hmmm....
Palm_Otaku @ 7/24/2002 1:43:55 PM #
We're counting the hours... ;-)

Seriously though, the T665C was announced a month ago and there's typically been a period of overlap while the earlier model is phased out of the supply channel.

RE: Hmmm....
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/25/2002 5:17:39 AM #

how official is the discontinue, it's list price is $299. Hmm ... the list price is lower than the sale price of M515 ... can you say hopelessly overpriced ...

PalmReader Pro update

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 9:53:14 AM #
I can't find anything on the PeanutPress site about the PRO version of PalmReader being updated beyond v1.0, nore can I find any way I would update my current pro version if there was. Any help here?
RE: PalmReader Pro update
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 10:20:16 AM #
Ok, apparently you didn't read what I wrote. I'm asking about the PRO version, not the FREE version. There is nothing on the PeanutPress site saying that PalmReader PRO was updated. Only the FREE version.
RE: PalmReader Pro update
rldunn @ 7/24/2002 10:39:59 AM #
Go to, click on the My Account link on the top-right, enter your info, then your "library" will come up. Click on the Palm Reader link and you'll see the latest version.

RE: PalmReader Pro update
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 10:52:44 AM #
Actually the Pro version is 2.0.14
free vs pro
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 11:01:18 AM #
Oops, sorry about directing you to the free version. And my thanks to those that actually helped getting to the pro version.
RE: PalmReader Pro update
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 11:26:09 AM #
Not too impressed with the updated Pro version. I mostly use it for the 10MB dictionary, but the dictionary is not taking advantage of Hi-Res+. I click on the graffiti collapse button and the bottom third of my screen goes white but is not utilized, I guess because it's drawing the word-entry box and word selection boxes in the same place as ever. Boo.
RE: PalmReader Pro update
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 11:46:09 AM #
Yes, thanks to all who helped point me in the right direction (and an apology to the first reply poster for my snappy attitude in response... thank you for the attempt!).

My last Palm

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 12:25:40 PM #
I think I have purchased my last Palm (after using 4 or 5 different ones over the years, starting with the Palm Professional). My Palm went up on Ebay this week and I just picked up the Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 (Linux based handheld) for $330 at Best Buy (less than what I paid for my last Palm).

It has a 206 Mhz processor, 64 MB ram, Compact Flash & SD/MMC slots, built-in slide out Keyboard, D-pad, replaceable Lithium-ion battery, near-Ipaq quality screen, MP3 and Mpeg movie players, Microsoft compatible word processor/spreadsheet/presenatation software, Games, Java, skinnable GUI, great wireless support, full Opera web browser with SSL support, all the standard PIM apps, + tons of free Linux applications.

This is not meant to start a debate over these units, I am simply giving you my experience since leaving the Palm camp and going to another device for the first time. I thought the Sharp unit, since it runs Linux, would be difficult for novice users, but you don't really know Linux is there unless you want to (they don't install the file manager of command line apps by default).

RE: My last Palm
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 1:35:33 PM #
Good, then leave PIC and quit posting here
RE: My last Palm
drw @ 7/25/2002 2:05:55 AM #
I tried Linux once on my desktop. The fonts s*****, un-tar-ing programs was difficult, getting an internet connection was not intuitive, blah, blah. It would have been fun in 1987, however by the time I tried it (1999?) I was not interested in learning new command line stuff. Easier to go with stuff that works and has bigger industry footprint. Same argument for mac's, symbian, epoc, os/2, etc. Pretty interface, but limited device and 3rd party app support compared to Windows(desktops) and Palm(handhelds). There's always going to be some program you want, but won't come in a linux(mac,symbian, os/2) version.

Now, the potential is there for Palm to make a pretty OS. I remember seeing BeOS at Best Buy and Palm bought BeOS. Perhaps OS6 will sport a prettier interface.


Pointless waste of time
nategall @ 7/25/2002 7:21:10 AM #
as long as it is palm-compatible....

nategall says "blah!"

M130 Price Reduction

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 4:05:53 PM #
It appears that the M130 is going down to $249 by this weekend.
RE: M130 Price Reduction
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 4:14:54 PM #
Check this link out for next week's Best Buy add!

RE: M130 Price Reduction
drw @ 7/25/2002 2:21:43 AM #
I'd pay $50 for an m130. They really need to work on getting more color smartphones out for us smokers who have wallet in one pocket, keys in another, cigarrettes in another. That leaves only one pocket for a gadget.


Treo charger

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 4:09:10 PM #
This Treo charger looks cool!!!

m505 was cheaper last week

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/24/2002 11:21:14 PM #
Last week's CompUSA circular was advertising the m505 at $220 after rebate. CompUSA has a history of advertising amazing prices but not having the item on sale in stock (and not honoring discounts on rain checks), but a friend of mine got one of the m505s on Sunday. $250 isn't bad, but $220 is a bargain (although the T615 is even better)


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