June 26, 2005
Got a spare gigabyte of storage on your PDA? If so, you can download the entirety of Wikipedia, current to June 2005, in TomeRaider 3 format.
The English version – with images – comes out just shy of a gig (text only is a half-gig); 6 other languages are available as well.
Here’s the whole scoop, from PDA247…
You can now download Wikipedia current until June 2005 with images. It is very nice and weighs in at a cool 933 MB.
Each month 30 thousand new articles are added to the English Wikipedia, and 0.8 million updates are applied. For the German Wikipedia the figures are: 14 thousand articles and 0.3 million updates.
April 5, 2005
I’ve long felt that the available e-mail options on the Palm OS devices was far and away better than what was available for Pocket PC, although I’ve never really figured out why. This still seems to be the case on the Treo.
For me, E-mail is one of the real killer connected PDA applications, and one of the main reasons I want to have PDA functionality in an internet-capable phone.
March 16, 2005
If you make a habit of putting devices with displays in your pocket along with keys, loose change, etc., you either use a case with a cover, a good screen protector or you’re going to be very sorry, very soon.
Since a case with a cover isn’t terribly convenient for a phone (nothing like a cover flapping around while you’re trying to talk to make you look like the geekiest nerdboy on the block), when I got the Treo 650 it was time for a good screen protector.