NS BASIC Provides Development Tools that Take Full Advantage of New Handheld Features

NS BASIC Corporation and HandEra, Inc. (www.handera.com), a leading provider of handheld computing devices for business professionals, announced today that NS Basic/Palm fully supports the new HandEra 330 handheld computing device. One of the most widely used commercial Palm OS development tools, Basic/Palm now supports new HandEra 330 features including a high-resolution 240 x 320 screen, virtual graffiti area and screen rotation.

"NS Basic for the Palm OS is the easiest way to develop for Palm Powered devices," said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "With the extensions we've added for the HandEra 330, solutions can be developed for a wider range of industries and applications."

"We are pleased to see NS BASIC add development support for the feature-rich HandEra 330," said Mike Walter, co-founder and vice president of software development for HandEra. " NS BASIC is making it easy for developers to create new applications for the HandEra 330, offering tools that take advantage of new high-resolution screen enhancements and unique product features."

NS Basic allows developers who program with tools such as Visual Basic to use their experience to develop applications for HandEra handheld devices. It is a complete, powerful development environment enabling the development of applications with a true Palm look and feel. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture and more.

After CodeWarrior, NS Basic/Palm is the most widely used commercial Palm OS development tool. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. More than 12,000 users in over 60 countries use NS BASIC's development tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton.

About HandEra
HandEra, Inc. is a leading provider of powerful handheld computing devices for business professionals. Makers of the Palm Powered TRGpro and HandEra 330, the company delivers an integrated product line of hardware and software based on open standards. HandEra products are powerful enough for corporations, yet flexible and easy to use for everyday personal use. The company has strategic relations with market leaders such as IDEO, Novatel, OmniSky, Palm and Symbol Technologies. Through innovative engineering, HandEra is helping to shape the next generation of personal computing.

Founded in 1992, the company previously operated under the name TRG Products, Inc. HandEra is a privately held company based in Des Moines, Iowa.


HandEra and HandEra 330 are registered trademarks of HandEra, Inc. Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm Powered is a trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.