Quickies: Panther Rumor, WiFi, eBooks & More
AvantGo has updated their Palm OS 5 beta client. The new version fixes some html rendering problems and a few bugs, still no high-res image support. -Brian Jones
Palm Panther Rumor
The rumor mill is buzzing again this time about a device that may be called the Panther. Reports say that Best Buy?s inventory system is now listing a new Palm product listed as the "Panther" for $299 marked as available in April. -Jay
Palm? Desktop for CLIÉ 4.1
Sony has posted the Palm Desktop for CLIÉ 4.1. This utility upgrades the Palm Desktop for CLIÉ 4.01 to the Palm Desktop for CLIÉ version 4.1 and resolves a HotSync issue which occurs when using the PEG-NX series in combination with other CLIÉ handheld models.
Stanford PUG 3/4
The Stanford PalmPilot User Group meets at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month; the next meeting will be on March fourth. The Guest of Honor will be Owen Emry of PalmSource, who will be demoing his AeroPlayer MP3 Player. -Flash Sheridan
Free WiFi Directory
Riverwalk Software today announced the availability of The WiFi HotSpot Directory, a free database of over 2000 public wireless internet access locations. The database is being provided at no charge to consumers and has been completed in cooperation with a number of leading HotSpot providers. Riverwalk is providing the directory in Microsoft Excel, Palm Address Book, Handmark?s MobileDB and comma delimited ASCII formats.
In the past, finding the right Palm application meant hunting through long lists of newly-posted and updated software. With the new CoolSyncCentral.com, Palm enthusiasts can customize their homepage to display only the types of software that are of interest. Members can choose from 20 different software categories (each category has 1 or more sub-categories) and only the products that match that category will be displayed in the New Software section.
Clie NX Belkin G700 keyboard Driver
Albert Hon from Darfon (the company who developed the G700) has provided a early beta driver that allows the Belkin G700 keyboard to work with the Sony Clie NX series of handhelds. This version does work, but it has a couple known bugs. One is that the driver is not up to full speed yet. The second is that you must disable the driver when you want to hotsync. -Chris Owens
HandStory announced that it has formed a content partnership with one of the premier online sites for classical guides and free texts, BookRags.com, to provide a vast eBook library to HandStory users. With this partnership, nearly 1500 BookRags texts are available in HandStory eBook format to be enjoyed by PDA users. The new BookRags library is in addition to the nearly 300 eBooks available from HandStory.
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- I got one -Tuckermaclain
- RE: Don't we have this already? -Tuckermaclain
- RE: Palm brand will return in 2018, with devices built by TCL -richf
- RE: Palm brand will return in 2018, with devices built by TCL -dmitrygr
- Palm phone on HDblog -palmato
- Palm PVG100 -hgoldner
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