my first impression, the new (preview release) newsreader a step forward in user experience (easy navigation, indexing by article, etc.) and allows online and offline reading on your computer and mobile device ... as I have not Vista on my computers installed, here their description
from the Seattle PI intro:
- Seamless navigation: We've taken care to make the P-I Reader as accessible as possible. You can use a keyboard, mouse, D-pad, or even your computer's touch screen or remote control to navigate from section to section and story to story.
- Paginated articles: We think reading the news is much more interesting than wrestling with scroll bars. To get to the next section, article or page, you only need to press a single arrow key.
- Easier on the eyes: We've taken advantage of advances in on-screen reading technologies to make the reading experience as enjoyable as possible. Select the font size you prefer with the slider in the lower left corner of article pages.
- Follow the news on any size monitor: The P-I Reader automatically adapts to your screen size.
-Keep current with breaking stories: The P-I Reader automatically checks for news updates every hour when you’re online. You'll always be abreast of the latest developments.
via Susan Mernit's Blog
"Hearst Corporation's announced their committment to saving the print paradigm and bringing it warm and kicking into the digital world - a downloadable application that allows readers to view data both with and without a live connection.
Based on Windows Vista technology, the applet offers a fairly seamless push/pull technology for reading content and getting updates ..."
The New York Times, too
Daily Mail (UK)
Microsoft on the Forbes newsreader
Do you know about any implementation in Germany, yet?
(yes, for the time being it only runs this way on Microsoft Vista)