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Universe3

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I’m excited……

New of an Open Source PalmOS web browser call Universe 3 is currently under going developement.

Features includes:
A Tabbed interface (supporting up to 3 tabs)
An address bar featuring a url box and navigation buttons
An Integrated RSS reader
Private browsing (mask the history, cache and cookies)
Support for JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG (with alpha channels) images
Support for HTML/XHTML/WML/RSS 1.0/2.0
Support for WAP 1.0/2.0
Support for Hires and Hires+ screen sizes

Future Features includes:
Advanced 5-Way scrolling (based off of the Nokia S60 Browser)
Removing the 3 tab limit JavaScript support (using Apple’s JavaScriptCore)
gzip Compression for a faster browsing experience
Opening and saving files to the local file system

Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Thanks Ed

I woke up on 13 Oct 2006 feeling excited. It was 7:30am. I knew that palm had a press conference while I was asleep. We all knew that Palm will be announcing new devices. Everyone was excited. Some people thought you will be releasing a model to replace the now 1 year old palm TX. Or a new Palm E2.

I connect my palm TX to the internet and use Quick News to download the latest RSS feed. Weekday morning is always a rush for me. While Quick News is downloading the latest updates from my RSS feed, I was rushing to get ready for work. I didn’t had time to read until I reach the train.

Went to palm addict news feed first. And indeed there is news of a new device by palm. Treo 680. Almost similar to Treo 650, except they come in 4 sporty colours and no antenna. FINALLY…. a smart phone without antenna.

I’m actually not very interested in a smartphone. I still like my Sony Ericsson K800i alot. But its nice to know that Palm finally released a new PalmOS Treo. At least its not a WM.

Actually, I’m looking to see if Palm had released any new PDA. I scroll thru the entire palm addict RSS feeds. Nothing. I guess the PDA market is still not big enough. Which is really sad. After all, Palm made its name by selling PDA. And palm has always been makers of great PDA like Palm III, Palm Vx, Tungsten T3 and Palm TX.

There are still a lot that Palm can improve on the TX. For example faster processor and higher capacity battery. And perhaps a VGA screen and a delicated chip for music playback. I know I would buy the new PDA from Palm if they release 1. But sad to say, there isn’t any.

Thanks a lot Ed. For helping me save money.

Me Computer Geek


Bought a Belkin 4 in 1 PDA stylus pen from someone online. Met him at Yishun MRT after work today.

This is the 2nd time I’m meeting online seller at Yishun MRT this week. Don’t know why I like to buy things online lately. And don’t know why they all choose to meet at Yishun. Well… Since I’ll be passing by Yishun on my way home, why not?

I’ve always wanted to get a pen with stylus. Although I don’t know why exactly I need a pen with a stylus. I guess that is what makes me a computer geek. Somehow, I just find it cool to have a pen with stylus.

Crazy.

Anyway, the pen is kinda cool. Other than a PDA stylus, it also have a black pen, red pen and a mechanical pencil. I got it at $15.

That guy is also selling this Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Stylus Pen at $20. Its the same as the one I bought from him, but has additional laser pointer and led light. More geeky!!! But I don’t like the look of the pen. The base of the pen looks…. errr… weird.

So decide to be slightly less geeky. :P

Astraware freebies

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Astraware is giving out some free games for PalmOS.

Ok, from the list, only Bang Bang seems interesting.

Noah Pro and Thesaurus

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I don’t know if this is a good news or bad news.

The creator of Noah Pro and Thesaurus has closed down its business. For those uninitiated, Noah Pro is a dictionary for Palm OS. This means that there will be no more developement for this great software.

But the creator has decided to give out the software for free. You can download it here if you have a Palm OS device.