The first Palm OS eBook that does not require a seperate reader has been released
From the release:
Brass TactEbook software has ePublished The Year of Purple Lawn Furniture,
the first Palm eBook that doesn’t require reader software. This eBook contains a small powerful reader engine and the ebook’s content in one launchable application.
Recent research shows a full 90% of those using Palm OS handhelds don’t install any of the thousands of availale Palm software titles. Having to install multiple files is a key confusion for users. “Many users give up on electronic books” says J. Kevin Wolfe, author of the eBook. “When they install the ebook and then find they have to install a reader application to read it, we’ve made it too inconvenient.”
When the user downloads this self-launching eBook to their desktop computer, they double click on the icon and it installs the next HotSync. The eBook then appears as a normal app icon on the user’s Palm Home screen.
The Year of Purple Lawn Furniture is an acclaimed eBook of poetry available now in its 8th electronic format. This self-launching version includes features such as font preference and an Instant Quote utility that can copy a poem to any text app. It was built with the forthcoming PDAT Publisher from http://www.pdatnutsandbolts.com.
For its initial launch, The Year of Purple Lawn Furniture is available free at FreewarePalm.com, Memoware.com or at the ebook’s home site at http://jkevinwolfe.home.att.net.
Blue-Gene is about to release a Bluetooth CF card
Blue-Gene.com, a Bluetooth manufacturer announced today the marketing of its BT-300C Bluetooth CF card targeted at Pocket PC owners and notebook computer owners within North America, Europe and Asia. The Blue-Gene.com BT-300C Bluetooth Compact Flash adaptor is bundled with Widcomm management software which includes all Bluetooth profiles available worldwide. BT-300C works with a PCMCIA slot by using an optional PCMCIA adaptor. With BT-300C, a Pocket PC or computer user is able to connect to other Bluetooth devices to form a Personal Area Network or use a Bluetooth cell phone as a modem to connect to the Internet.
I can’t find anything on the site to validate this announcement, their site is actually pretty terrible. I’m sure it’s true though, so keep your eyes peeled.
This is the first Clie SJ33 case I’ve seen
I don’t think many SJ33 owners want a case, but now you can have one if you are so inclined:
Make your SJ33 elegant! High-quality calf skin enables you to carry your SJ33 even in official meeting. Of course, soft lamb suede protects the device from shocks and scratches. Feel the new style of SJ33! More info at the XIMGA site.