Quickies: Switzerland, Palm Reader, Fry's

Handspring has announced that the Treo will be available near the end of March through Orange Switzerland, a provider of Swiss mobile communications services. It will cost 600 CHF with a service contract and 1100 CHF without one. -PR

Palm Reader 1.1.8 has been released, adding support for the HandEra 330's hi-res screen. -Jerry

The Fry's Electronics in San Jose, California has brand-new Sony T415 units on sale for $192.50. This offer is good only today. -Brian

Speaking of Fry's, several readers have reported that it is selling the Palm Bluetooth SD Card for $130, despite it not being available from the Palm Store yet. -Ed

Article Comments

 (12 comments)

The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. PalmInfocenter is not responsible for them in any way.
Please Login or register here to add your comments.

Comments Closed Comments Closed
This article is no longer accepting new comments.

Down

SD bluetooth card availability

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 10:02:14 AM #
These are definitely coming off the virtual shelves in the UK; Expansys delivered mine this morning, and my only complaint is the 950Kb of drivers/apps the installation seems to have irreversibly installed on my m505.

Ian Davenport


RE: SD bluetooth card availability
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 10:13:48 AM #
Will have mine delivered from Expansys to Sweden Thursday

RE: SD bluetooth card availability
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 10:15:21 AM #
The Treo is for sale in Swdeden.The price is about 1050.

RE: SD bluetooth card availability
Xian @ 2/26/2002 10:33:43 AM #
Yeah, the install drivers are a bit big :| But I love this card so far.
Now I'm just waiting for delivery on my Bluetooth 1.1 spec PC Card for some wireless hotsyncing

What about Palm Reader Pro?

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 10:15:56 AM #
Anyone know if Palm Reader Pro has also been updated? The download page still says "2.x.x", so I don't know if it's been updated. I suppose I could download and install it to see if the version number is different, but it would be nice if they'd actually post the version number.

RE: What about Palm Reader Pro?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 10:21:12 AM #
Never mind... the download contains a changelog.txt file, which lists the current Palm Reader Pro as v2.0.6.

RE: What about Palm Reader Pro?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 12:39:17 PM #
So what's the scoop, does 2.0.8 support the HE330, and if it does, how does one get the updated version without paying full price again?

RE: What about Palm Reader Pro?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 1:01:36 PM #
Never mind, I answered my own questions. For those curious, 2.0.6 does support the HE330 in full screen mode. To download the current version, access your account on peanutpress.com.

RE: What about Palm Reader Pro?
narnia_77 @ 2/26/2002 4:26:14 PM #
Do you subscribe to their newsletter? It mentioned the two new versions (free & Pro) that just came out. HandEra support was one of the things I was waiting for - I'm happier now. ;)

"There's always hope, because it's the one thing nobody's figured out how to kill yet." -- Galen, Crusade (B5)

Anyone have an evaluation of PalmReader Pro

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/27/2002 2:50:42 PM #
I am interested in the Fonts that are available for the pro as well as the free dictionary that's included.

Do the fonts look any good ?
Are they worth the price ?

Does the dictionary have a phenetic search ?
How fast is the dictionary ?
The franklin reader dictionary is very slow.

RE: Anyone have an evaluation of PalmReader Pro
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/27/2002 4:28:11 PM #

>> Do the fonts look any good ?
Some do, some don't. I use Utah MT Condensed 18 as my default font,
which is a narrower font than the standard one, so
more info can fit on the screen without much sacrificing
the readability. (I have a CLIE N760).

>> Are they worth the price ?
I thought so, because I read a lot on the Palm. Other apps
can use the fonts as well, if you install Fonthack 123.

>> Does the dictionary have a phenetic search ?
I don't think so, but I don't use the dictionary all that
much. It's vocabulary is extremely limited.

>> How fast is the dictionary ?
Decent, but certainly not instantaneous.


Is Palm Reader now faster?

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/28/2002 3:25:43 AM #
Just tried the new version. Seems to be faster/more responsive than v1.1.6. (I have an old Vx, with OS3.5.3 and Quickbits).

Anyone else notice this or am I just imagining it?

Top

Account

Register Register | Login Log in
user:
pass: