Listen to Content from with Upcoming Springboard

Audible, Inc. and Card Access, Inc. are collaborating on the development of Audible Advisor, a SpringBoard to play the more than 26,000 hours of audio content available for download from The batteryless Springboard will allow users to access all of Audible's spoken audio programming. Content will be downloaded and transferred to the Visor during HotSync. It is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2001 for about $120. After rebates for subscribing to Audible's service, it will be available for less than $20.

Audible Advisor will have 16 MB flash memory for audio content and user storage. This means it can store up to four hours of content. It is capable of playing two different quality levels of the same audio. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with earbud headphones. features daily selected audio content from The Wall Street Journal and daily digests of The New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, and Slate, as well as The Economist, The Industry Standard, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. The site also offers a powerful collection of audiobook best sellers and classics by authors such as Stephen King, John Grisham, Frank McCourt, Jon Krakauer, Scott Adams, Anne Rice, James Redfield, James Patterson, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson and Jane Austen. There are also speeches, lectures and on-demand radio programs including This American Life, Marketplace, Car Talk, Fresh Air and All Things Considered. offers content from more than 160 leading providers organized into more than 100 subject categories. family.

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Why not use low bit rates

maher @ 11/22/2000 2:52:17 AM #
why this spring board and also audiolib are not using low bit rates compression at about 3kbs so they can save time in downloding and increase the number of stored hours.

Springboard Coming Around

I.M. Anonymous @ 11/28/2000 4:17:16 AM #
I run an upgraded Palm V and have been waiting around for a Vc, however, with more and more 3rd party developers designing such b***hing springboard expansions I may well go with the new color Visor!!!



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