thanks for the reply, I too like structured data (sorry to say, I'm not a massive fan of XML for its bulk and lack of readability).
I'd like to avoid live data transfers, some people still get charged per MB, and the data is sufficiently static to warrant a reinstall when they do get updated. In my opinion it also makes it easier to distribute the app (something about fewer moving parts...)
So any takers on how to bundle up data into the project? I can almost see end is nigh for MyTextAndData.java