palmOne just launched the “Spring 2004” product line today:
- Zire 72 — multimedia product with high-res color display (320×320) and an improved 1.2 megapixel camera that also takes short video ($299 list)
- Zire 31 — affordable color handheld with 160×160 color display ($149 list)
Both of these have a nice feature for setting the launcher and agenda background images. The Zire 72 Contacts application can also store a unique picture for each contact.
This launch also includes the latest effort from my (former) desktop team which is Palm Desktop 4.1.4. This release includes the additional fields added last Fall for the Tungsten T3 and E as well as support for Contact photos. The Outlook conduits were also updated to sync with the Contact photos available in Outlook 2003.
A few good links on the Treo 600 for future reference:
- MovieRec is a simple movie recording app for the Treo; still under construction, but I tried it out and it worked pretty well
- Jeff Ray's Treo 600 Page — lots of good software links, tips and tricks, including some hacks like changing the default carrier splash screens
- Two active Yahoo! Groups: treo and treo600 — I'm not sure which will be the better of the two lists, so I subscribed to both for now
mo:Blog — Mobile Blogging for Palm — was just released at version 1.0. I've tried it briefly with my moblog and it seems to work well with MovableType and my Tungsten C. So far I've tried Mfop2, Vagablog, and now mo:Blog for moblogging. I should write up a summary of what I've found so far, but I'm excited that there are several choices in this area now.
PalmInfocenter has a summary of RSS Syndication Tools for the Palm OS. They have a nice mention of Hand/RSS which I've played with and found quite useful.
It's too bad this is such a short list — it would be nice to have some additional software in this space because it would mean that people were really interested in reading RSS feeds from their device.
Ultimately I decided not to use Hand/RSS but instead use the mobile interface to Bloglines which is my current feed aggregator.
PalmSource has just published a new “Palm Expert Guide” for Weblogging. Created by John Winstanley (of MyPalmLife), this guide explores several ways for managing your weblog from a Palm device. The Expert Guides are a good collection of topic-specific software and solutions written and maintained by users.