NS Basic/Palm Goes Native!

New version runs up to 25 times faster.

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January 6, 2004 - NS BASIC Corporation announced today the immediate availability of NS Basic/Palm 4.1. Features include a major increase in speed for Palm OS 5.x devices and numerous fixes and enhancements to the IDE.

"By taking advantage of native mode in the ARM processor, we have made stunning increases in the speed of NS Basic apps.", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "This will benefit existing apps, which need no modification to gain the higher performance, and allow the use of NS Basic for many applications that could only be done in C before."

The same NS Basic executable will run on devices ranging from a 5 year old Palm III to the latest Tungsten T3, without changes. The difference in speed can be considerable: one test program ran 220 times faster on the T3 than on the Palm III. The maximum speed increase on a single device was 25 times.

NS Basic/Palm 4.1 also includes numerous improvements and fixes to the IDE.

The new version is available immediately for $149.95 USD. Upgrades for existing users start at $49.95. Customers who bought after October 1, 2003 will get the upgrade for free. Existing NS Basic programs are upwardly compatible with the new version.

More about NS Basic for Palm OS
NS Basic allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS 5 based and earlier devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment for Palm OS applications. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more. NS Basic/Palm is priced at $149.95 for a single user version. An Enterprise edition is available. There are no runtime royalty charges for apps created with NS Basic/Palm.

On the desktop, NS Basic for Palm runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. It also runs on Mac under Virtual PC and Linux under Win4Lin and VmWare. The executables produced will run on any Palm OS device using Palm OS 3.1 or later. The IDE is available in 10 different languages.

NS Basic for Palm OS is one of the most widely used Palm OS development tools. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. More than 14,000 developers in over 60 countries use NS BASIC's tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton. Here are some useful pointers for more information:
Details of Native Implementation: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/technotes/TN29.htm
Tour: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Tour.html
FAQ: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/faq.html
Specifications: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Specifications.html
For more information, please contact us at info© nsbasic.com.

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