BrightBytes™: NX Series, iPAQ Cases, Bartlett’s

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Though Sony’s NX series has a CompactFlash slot, it lacks drivers to allow it to use CF memory cards. ClieSource is sponsoring the Clie NX Compact Flash Memory Driver Contest, which will reward the first person or company to develop a driver with over $1,000.

Saunders has announced the RhinoSkin Aspect Case, which features the patented new WhisperGlide silent opening system that allows the cover to fold behind the bottom of the device. The first RhinoSkin Aspect case to be released is designed for the HP iPAQ 3900 and older models and is available at RhinoSkin.com for $35. The top cover of the case is constructed of molded aluminum while the base is an ABS plastic to support the wireless functions of the devices. The base will also swing out to allow use of an external keyboard without having to remove the handheld from the case. More Aspect cases for other popular devices will be released in the future.

Palm Digital Media today released the first Palm Reader eBook version of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 17th Edition. Published by Little Brown and Company and updated for the first time in more than 10 years, the latest edition contains more than 20,000 quotations. It sells for $30.

Noisette Software Corporation has released CrunchIt 3.0, a compression utility for Microsoft Smartphone and Pocket PC devices which offers ZIP, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, and JAR compression formats. It provides seamless integration with Microsoft File Explorer and other Pocket PC applications. It also supports file encryption and decryption. It costs $20.

Red Mercury has released an updated version of Xmas2k for Palm OS handhelds, which includes a Christmas Countdown Clock, The Santa Menace game, and some Christmas carols. It’s available now for $5.

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