Amazing Media Player Brings PDA Video to Life
Subject:   Behind the times, eh?
Date:   2001-08-08 09:35:28
From:   derrick
Response to: Behind the times, eh?

The big deal is that this capability is now available on devices that run Palm OS. This is not an article about competition between Palms and Pocket PCs. If you already have a Palm OS device, why should you have to switch to an iPaq just to play a QuickTime movie?

As far as selective blindness goes ... take a look at the context of the article. It's a QuickTime column running on the Mac DevCenter. If you're such a Pocket PC fan, what are you doing in the Mac DevCenter? Pocket PCs don't even support Macs.

We write about Pocket PCs, Linux PDAs, and yes, Palm devices. There's no blindness around here, I assure you.

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  • David Sims photo Behind the times, eh?
    2001-08-08 10:30:55  David Sims | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    We (O'Reilly Network) actually jumped onto the PocketPC bandwagon enthusiastically last summer, when our publisher wrote a good piece on the capabilities of his new iPAQ:

    Compaq's iPAQ PocketPC: The Multi-Purpose Multimedia Handheld

    We haven't covered as much on the PocketPC since then, in part because we haven't received many proposals at the developer level. In fact, most of our publishing on the iPAQ has been about getting a Linux OS onto it.