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    CardAccess Thinmodem Plus
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: April 19th, 2001
    Rating: 10/10 SystemLogistics

    The Software

    The Thinmodem Plus comes with a nice software package to maximize your time online. You don't really need any external software since the essentials are already provided here. However, if you're not satisfied with the included apps, you can go out and install your own favorites. So what do you get? The Thinmodem Plus automatically installs a full featured 16-bit color (for prism owners only) web browser, Browser-it 2.0, and an email client, One-Touch. The Thinmodem Plus also has connection monitoring software that displays information about your modem status information in real-time. Here are some features of Browse-it 2.0 and One-Touch.

    Browse-it 2.0 Features

    • Browse the Internet in full color (Prism only)
    • Allows offline viewing of web content
    • Intuitive GUI for browsing
    • Reformats web content to fit your handheld's screen
    • Enables thumbnail and full size image viewing
    • Supports HTML pages including tables, frames and forms
    • Supports standard graphics formats, including GIF, JPEG and more
    • Supports encryption for secured transactions using Triple-DES and SSL 3.0
    • Uses image scaling algorithm and data compression
    • Supports compressed archives, including ZIP
    • Supports downloading and installing native programs and program data
    • Supports cookies
    • Stores bookmarks

    As you can see, Browse-it 2.0 is a full featured web browser and not just a bare browser bundled with the modem. Browse-it 2.0 is the first 16-bit color web browser for the Palm platform. Since most of the web isn't meant to be viewed on the small screen of the Visor, there will be issues with presentation of web pages. For the most part though, Browse-it does a great job. You can even view web pages off line with their "Snapshot" technology. It's similar to AvantGo channels. The only annoying part is that you have to register a username and password in order to use it. There are a lot of other browsers available out there but at least you don't have to go out looking for a quality one.

    One-Touch Features

    • Sorts, filters and files messages intuitively
    • Reports message status
    • Allows access to up to six e-mail addresses
    • Creates custom predefined messages also known as "canned" messages
    • Uses existing Palm address book
    • Sends messages to a defined group
    • Delivers messages to any pager or any Internet e-mail address

    One-Touch is a decent email client. You pretty much get everything you need in an email client. It has a lot of nice features and the GUI is intuitive and user friendly. In addition to that, the Thinmodem Plus also has File Mover to help manage your files between the Visor internal memory and the Flash memory on the module.

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    Name: Thinmodem Plus
    Company: CardAccess
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