BrightBytes™: RIM, MultiPivot, Palm Reader

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Several months ago, Research in Motion sued Handspring for allegedly violating its patents on keyboard design. Today, the two companies have announced that Handspring will licence the patents from RIM and the lawsuit will be dropped.

CyberKnight LLC has released the MultiPivot, a three-leg aluminum version of its two-leg nylon PDA Pivot. It combines the functions of a desk stand, belt clip, and vehicle mount. It attaches to all kinds of handhelds with Velcro and sells for $20.

Palm Digital Media has released Palm Reader Pro for Mac and Windows. The pro version allows users to create reading environments, or themes, and share them with others. It has improved note-editing capabilities, including attaching notes to highlighted selections. In addition, users control the line spacing of their eBooks and choose two-page viewing. It includes Webster’s New World Vest Pocket Dictionary. The pro version costs $10 while the standard edition is still free. Similar enhancements to Palm Reader Pro for handhelds are expected to be announced early next year.

The first mission pack for Cascata’s Master Thief,a 3D action game for the Palm OS, is now available for $12.

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