Quickies: BibleReader, $390 m505, $50 MemorySafe, Free VIIx

Olive Tree Bible Software has announced that BibleReader now offers preliminary support for extended memory, including the Palm SD and MMC interface, the Sony Clié's Memory Stick, the TRGpro CF slot. Now the Palm can run the BibleReader databases directly from extended memory. -Jerry F. Giardina

mwave.com is selling the m505 for only $390. The limit is 5 per customer. They also have the m500 for $345. -JFM3

PDA Controls.com is now offering the 8 MB MemorySafe backup module for $50 for a limited time. It works with the Palm III, VII, or m100 series. -Drew Rossman

Palm's Chief Executive Carl Yankowski gave a speech to the graduating class at Boston College this weekend. And that wasn't all he gave. The entire graduating class received free Palm VIIx's. -Ed

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BibleReader 3.30c11 on m505

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 10:57:45 AM #
I have version 3.30c11 of Biblereader installed on my m505, which I think is the latest version shown on the site - I can find no options for moving and reading bibles from the SD card. Help!

RE: BibleReader 3.30c11 on m505
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 12:26:26 PM #

3.30c11 does NOT have support for extended memory.

I am a Beta Testing the new BibleReader with the Extended Memory support for Olivetree, but they have not made it publicly available on their www site yet, so it would appear that Ed's announcement is going to cause confusion (Ed, you listening?).

The extended memory support is working fine in the beta now by the way and one of the nice things about it is you can use the large single-file Bible databases originally made for the PocketPC (instead of the multiple fileset versions).

RE: BibleReader 3.30c11 on m505
Ed @ 5/24/2001 2:08:33 PM #
Oh dear, I forgot to give you the link to the latest version: http://olivetree.com/handheld/Palm/ExtMem/

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RE: BibleReader 3.30c11 on m505
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 7:51:36 AM #
It doesn't. The bible reader does work from the SD cards, but it cannot read the bibles on the SD card. I have already sent an email to Olivetree reference this, no response as of yet.

Otherwise what is the purpose?!!#

RE: BibleReader 3.30c11 on m505
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 9:57:34 AM #
I have a Clie, and it works just fine reading the Bible from the memory stick, with the reader in RAM.


I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 11:06:34 AM #
Does anyone know if they are a 'authorized' Palm reseller? I was told to watch out for places selling them that much under list price or is that not true? (I was told this by a sales rep for an educational reseller that only sold them at a $25 discount)

RE: mwave.com
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 11:02:34 PM #
I dont know of they are an authorized seller, but I order many other hardware pieces from them (hard drives, memory, etc). They are very efficeient and compete with the best (Buy.com, Outpost) in prices. I have never had a problem with them after 10+ orders. I would have ordered my 505 from them, but Fry's in Arizona got 'em first. :)


Laridain's MyBible

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 11:06:00 AM #
Laridian's MyBible software has supported this feature for awhile now... I emailed them week before last after I bought my m505 to find out when they would support VFS and they emailed me an updated version about 3 days later. Works great, and it freed up tons of space on my PDA!

free palm VIIx

shogun @ 5/24/2001 12:21:09 PM #
I bet he cannot wait for the service fees to come rolling in.

RE: free palm VIIx
wilco @ 5/24/2001 12:42:02 PM #
While its true, that presumably the graduates will subscribe to Palm.net, they can use them as regular non-wireless Palms. More likely, the CEO trying to 'seed' the graduates so that they get acquainted with Palm devices. Who knows, one of these graduates get to be a 'bigshot' in the corporate world someday. And besides Palm had excess inventory anyway, so...

RE: free palm VIIx
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 2:20:14 PM #
I guess they will do anything to get rid of the extra inventory! Hey, Palm, how about giving ME a free VIIx?! I could really use the extra memory, my original rev. VII is almost full!

RE: free palm VIIx
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 10:03:09 AM #
How about a trade-in program? Bring in your VII and for ~$50 get a VIIx. Or bring in your V and get a Vx for ~$50, too. This would get Palm at least some cash for these units.

m100 8 MB Memory Module

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 2:02:30 PM #
I'm not quite sure, but is this a way to increase the memory capacity of the m100? (i.e. more apps etc...)
Please advise, I'm dying here with only 2 MB.

RE: m100 8 MB Memory Module
Nate @ 5/24/2001 2:14:04 PM #
Go to PalmPilotUpgrade.com - they can give you 8 megs for $79. They're supposed to be reliable, though I've never used them.

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RE: m100 8 MB Memory Module
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 6:07:05 PM #
I have one which I use to back-up my Palm IIIx when I'm on the road (I use Flashpro to put it the memory safe software in flash ram so that I can access the module if I have a hard reset). You can use it to store rarely used files,on your Palm, then delete it from your Palm freeing up memory. When you restore it to your Palm, you need to have sufficient free space. I'm happy with the solution until I get my Handera 330.

RE: m100 8 MB Memory Module
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 11:25:36 PM #
It is an imperfect solution as it is in my opinion primarily designed as a full backup (unlike Axxpacc or the Springboards) because:
1) While apps are clearly distinguishable, their databases are not (they are all lumped together as Other files)
2) It is slow as it uses the serial connection
3) It can crash (ie hard restore required) if you try and restore some apps to RAM when cetain PDB files (native to that app) is already in RAM

You're better off expanding the RAM to 8


omnisky user @ 5/24/2001 3:43:42 PM #
I bet the BC grads have to pay for the .net service! : ))

Bible Reader

Soul Care @ 5/25/2001 9:05:09 AM #
Can some one tell me how to have Bible Reade (What version) and what bible doc on sd so it will work
RE: Bible Reader
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/27/2001 5:18:47 PM #
get it at www.stormpages.com/phs/filez.html.

also get some databases, there is a link to them on the site

bible reader 3.3

memor hog @ 5/27/2001 5:17:10 PM #
i think this upgrade only adds memory storage options without auy other functionality?

re: 8mb memory safe

Cory @ 5/28/2001 8:47:23 PM #
I have an m100. Someone mentioned upgrading the m100 to 8mb. Is that possible?


Why Give Away?

David F @ 5/28/2001 10:30:53 PM #
Why are Palm giving away free VIIxs? Here in Australia, they are still top dollar. I guess its because we haven't seen much of the m500s yet?

m100 8mb

Eric Agan @ 5/29/2001 1:16:26 AM #
i'm not sure if anyone answered this yet, but is it possible to upgrade an m100 to 8mb?? if so then how. thanx

m100 8mb

Eric Agan @ 5/29/2001 1:18:21 AM #
i'm not sure if anyone answered this yet, but is it possible to upgrade an m100 to 8mb?? if so then how. thanx

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I.M. Anonymous @ 5/29/2001 12:54:47 PM #
Laridian Bible reader for Palm OS is superior to the Olive Tree product. It's faster and easier to use.

RE: m100 8mb

Graffiti @ 5/30/2001 10:43:55 AM #
Upgrading your m100 will entail opening up the unit and doing some very delicate soldering work. Doing so will void your m100's manufacturer warranty, if still in effect.


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