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Quickies: ClipKee, RoadLingua, HandEra, eBooks

EtherAge, who earlier this year was planning to release the ClipKee, a clip-on keyboard, now hopes to have versions for the Palm m500 and V series in stores by March or April. -Ed

RoadLingua is a large family of bilingual dictionaries, including  dozens of European language dictionaries and one of the largest  English to Chinese dictionaries available. The app is $15 or $20 with a dictionary. Separate dictionaries are $10. -Konstantin Klyatskin 

The HandEra 330 is on sale at CompUSA stores for $250 after a $20 instant rebate and a $30 HandEra rebate. The Lithium-Ion battery pack and charger are available for $50 after a $10 instant rebate and a $20 one from HandEra. Offers good through Jan. 5. Their webstore has the sale listed, but only on the HandEra 330. The battery and charger are listed at the full $80 price. -Chuck Simet

Qvadis has released the Qvadis eBestseller List for 2001. Topping the general and nonfiction lists is a previous Independent eBook Award nominee, "Healing the Inner Worker" by Mike Verano, published by Editio-Books, an insightful and provoking guide to surviving work in the 21st century. The fiction list is headed by "The Oracle Trilogy" by Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Mike Resnick, published by Fictionwise.com, an epic work of science fiction and fantasy which traces the life of a girl with a unique form of precognition. -PR

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Whole story

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 8:26:12 AM #

Sorry Ed, but you failed to mention that the Visor ClipKee was canned because the company no longer views the Visor line as a reliable source of sales ( http://pdabuzz.com/#newsitem1009574703,850, ). I think it is pretty newsworthy when peripheral manufacturers begin to shy away from a product. That is the real story here.

RE: Whole story
Ed @ 12/31/2001 8:39:48 AM #
Interesting PDABuzz article but I think they are making a mountain out of a molehill. Having one company that has never actually released any products decide to not release a Visor version does not make a trend. Now if someone significant made a similar announcement, like, say, Think Outside, that would be important. But as it is, it's not.

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RE: Whole story
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 9:39:24 AM #
PDABuzz news articles seem to have an anti-Palm bias recently.

Anti-Palm bias
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:06:55 AM #
In the psychiatric world, we call this kind of thinking "splitting." Why is every editorial or article is either pro-Palm or anti-Palm? Do you make a little mark to count up each? Does the Star Wars story appeal to you as a model of the way the world works?

BTW, you can probably count this as anti-Palm since I was defending PDA Buzz against your accusation that PDABuzz news articles seem to have an anti-Palm bias recently.

RE: Whole story
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:14:03 AM #
Recently? PDABuzz has had an pro-PPC slant for as long as I've been reading it. I think they'd be all PPC if there were enough people interested.

RE: Whole story
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:22:44 AM #
This thread seems to be developing an anti-non-PDA Buzz anti-Palm bias, over the past several posts (people being against my being against the idea that PDA Buzz is anti-Palm. What's up with that?

HandEra rebate

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:17:32 AM #
So where did the info on the rebate for the recharger come from? It isn't on CompUSA's site, from what I can see, and it wasn't in the flier I picked up last Saturday. Was there a new flier on Sunday listing the rebate? I'm going to be near a CompUSA tonight, so will I really be able to pick up one there and get the rebate?

RE: HandEra rebate
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:25:49 AM #
It's on the Sunday flyer.

RE: HandEra rebate
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 11:16:44 AM #

(Stupid) Semi-Off-Topic Handera Sync Question

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 7:01:26 PM #
Let's say I finally break down and buy one of those cutting edge 330's for a cool $250 while waiting for the m525 to be released (say, around May.... 2003). Can I sync the Handera to my PC using the Palm Desktop software for my Vx, or can I sync the Vx to the Handera Desktop, or am I stuck using two desktop programs?

RE: (Stupid) Semi-Off-Topic Handera Sync Question
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/31/2001 10:09:16 PM #
You sinc your Vx to desktop. Then sinc the 330. It will be the same ID as your Vx. You do not need to change anything on your desktop.

HTH,
Bill McKelvey

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