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Doing More With Your Palm

Boot Camp feature for Monday, November 27, 2000

Doing more with your Palm I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. Those handheld computers get more useful all the time. Now you can view and even edit Microsoft Word or Excel documents on your Palm device. What you need is the latest version of Documents to Go from DataViz... where Kristen Garvey tells us...

"Before it would just allow a user to view the document on the Palm. Now we allow the user to actually go in and make changes to the document and synchronize those changes back to the desktop."

It's a lot easier than carrying a notebook computer with you for small document changes. But unless you have a portable keyboard attached, I wouldn't try anything more ambitious than that. Documents to Go Pro sells for fifty dollars and runs on both PCs and Macs. What else can your Palm do? Ask a company called Qsent... that's q-s-e-n-t...

"We develop applications primarily for the mobile or pervasive Web, such as our iQtaxi program that allows people to book a taxi, sedan or town car in real time."

Qsent CEO Patrick Cox. Besides booking a taxi from a wireless Palm device, you can use another Qsent application, iQradio, to find radio stations anywhere in the country that match your listening preferences. It works from the Web too... at iQradio.com. Not that you'd ever want to change your dial from where it is right now. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.