NS Basic makes it easy for existing users to get new features

July 9, 2001. NS BASIC Corporation announced upgrade policies today for current NS Basic/Palm 1.x users to move to NS Basic 2.0. The new version features a greatly enhanced IDE as well as other features. Enhancements include multiple code windows, quicker development and a standard properties dialog. There are numerous usability improvements. The updates are available immediately.

For registered customers who bought NS Basic/Palm after May 1, 2001, the upgrade will be sent automatically at no charge.

Customers who purchased NS Basic/Palm before May 1, 2001, may order the upgrade for just $49.95 from the company's website. The upgrade includes a new version of the Handbook and an Install CD.

"Since we introduced NS Basic/Palm in April of 2000, we've released 12 free updates", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "This upgrade will allow us to continue advancing this product. There are more cool features planned for NS Basic/Palm 2. People who get the upgrade will benefit from the upcoming revisions as well."

NS Basic allows developers who program with tools such as Visual Basic to use their experience to program Palm OS 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.

NS Basic also announced new pricing today. The list price of the NS Basic/Palm 2.0 is $149.95. A Summer Special sets the price at $99.95 until September 1, 2001. Enterprise licenses, allowing multiple users at the same site, were also announced.

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 14,000 users in over 60 countries use NS BASIC's development tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton.


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