Stefano just let me know about a new commercial document reader for BlackBerry. The software allows you to convert PDF, HTML, and Word documents to take with you on the go with pretty good formating. This wont help with email attachments and actual word documents unless you convert them with your computer beforehand. The software will probably be available for $19.99 once it is out of Beta. During the Beta you can download it for free from this link.
- High text compression in iSilo™ format documents result in a 50% to 60% decrease in size, which is about 20% better than the Palm Doc format, allowing you to store more and larger documents on your handheld.
- Hyperlinks make it much easier to navigate through a document.
- Images add visual richness to documents, especially photo-quality color pictures.
- Tables allow the display of tabular data.
- Formatted text gives style to text for controlled emphasis.
- VFS support on Palm OS® allows you to store and access documents on high-capacity removable storage.
Personally I think it is a case of too little to late. In a few months most devices should have Documents To Go with OS 4.5 and will no longer need such a solution. Also you can practically do the same thing with Mobipocket Reader for free. Mobipocket lets you convert PDF, HTML, Word, and other documents to be read on your BlackBerry at no cost. It might not have the formating features that are available in iSilo but free is free.
You can check out more screenshots at this link if you are interested.