Podcasts are something I will get into sooner or later, I’ve missed the boat so far, but I was thinking…
As far as I know, if you subscribe to a podcast, if there is any new entries it will already be downloaded into the podcast feed, somehow you then load it into your mp3 player…seems easy enough.
I’m not sure if mp3 players can read text, but what about loading just a normal RSS feed into your mp3 player, then you can read the text of the latest feed content.
If you have a desktop RSS Reader on your mobile gadget (if there is one, I’m sure there is), you would have to launch to the internet so your RSS Reader can grab all the content, and then you can go back offline to read it all…cheaper than using a web-based RSS Reader from your mobile….but this method requires your mobile to have an internet connection.
What I’m saying is that you don’t need a mobile desktop RSS Reader, all you need to do is download the latest feed content from your computer into your mobile handset…then you can read a text version of the latest feed content.
Not sure if you need a program to read text, I’m sure it will already be built into the handset, I mean when you download the feed content, it can be in text format eg. SMS.
[ADDED 29/05/06: Textcasting : podcast for text]