Silicon Alley Insider: Yes, newspapers are screwed. But that
isn’t stopping some of them from coming up with some really interesting
digital projects. So far we’ve seen the New York Times release a slew of
cool gizmos and gadgets. But the Wall Street Journal’s Mobile Reader is
easily our favorite to date.
The software, available today, is one of those tools that makes instant
sense the first time you get your hands on it: It delivers all of the
Journal’s content, updated constantly, in whatever form makes the most
sense to you.
If you want to just scan headlines, you can do that. Click once and
you’ll instantly get a one-paragraph summary; click again and it will
download the entire article, which takes about 10 seconds, max. The
reader also passes our subway/airplane test with flying colors — it lets
you save stories you’ve downloaded so you can read them when you’re
underground or in the air