Palm Reader Pro Named Best eBook SW at PPC Awards
Palm Digital Media, announced that Palm Reader Pro was named Best eBook Reader at the Pocket PC Awards 2002 ceremony held at the Pocket PC Summit in Hollywood Oct. 23. The Pocket PC Awards are organized every year by Pocket PC magazine to honor the Best Pocket PC products.
This year 436 software titles from 57 categories were nominated for the awards. Out of those, 158 were selected as finalists, and 57 emerged as winners. The finalists and winners were selected by a board of experts, which comprised some of the most respected and knowledgeable people in the Pocket PC community.
"It's an honor to have Palm Reader Pro singled out as the best in its category," said Jeff Strobel, Director, Palm Digital Media. "We strive to give our customers the best possible experience when reading an eBook. This award acknowledges that our continued effort to add new technology and refinements to our eBook reader makes a difference."
Palm Reader Pro incorporates two of the most requested features from Palm Digital Media customers, a built-in dictionary and more font choices. The eBook reader uses new font-smoothing technology that works with bitmapped fonts on color or gray-scale devices. It supports the Agfa Monotype and ITC eBook Font Paks, which contain a variety of fonts designed to enhance the reading experience. Looking up words in the built-in Webster's New World Vest Pocket Dictionary is as simple as holding the stylus on the word for a few seconds. More information about Palm Reader can be found in our comprehensive review.
In addition to the Pocket PC, Palm Reader eBooks can be read on Palm Powered handhelds and the portable computing solution Dana by AlphaSmart. Palm Reader for Desktops extends the top-ranked eBook reader to the four major computing platforms, giving users the flexibility to move their eBooks easily between Mac or Windows computers and their handhelds.
Palm Digital Media, formerly peanutpress.com Inc., is a subsidiary of PalmSource, Inc., the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm, Inc. Palm Digital Media offers a catalog of almost 7,000 titles from most major U.S. publishing houses which be purchased from Palm Digital Media and more than 20 online booksellers such as WHSmith Online, a division of WH Smith PLC, the largest book and magazine retailer in the UK, OfficeMax, Powells.com and Penguin UK.
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