Software today announced the release of Spb Keyboard 4.0 for Windows Mobile
touchscreen smartphones and PDAs. While it also works great with the stylus,
it's optimized for typing text with one's bare hands.
Created back in 2002, Spb Full Screen Keyboard pioneered in the
finger-friendly approach to interfacing with a mobile device. In its six years
of market presence, it proved to be a bestseller. The new version of Spb's
keyboard now offers three modes of on-screen text input (Full Screen Mode, Half
Screen Mode, Standard Mode) and has received a new name to portray the change -
Spb Keyboard 4.0.
The new keyboard benefits from an Spb Mobile Shell-like skin engine, and is
optimized for working with both stylus and fingers. Among other things, the new
Spb Keyboard offers dozens of languages with the default skin, is more compact
in memory consumption, supports smart gestures and 'sliding pop-ups', which help
to make sure the right key is tapped.
- Three Modes of Text Input: Full-Screen, Half-Screen, and Standard
modes are optimized for fingers, fingers or stylus, and just the stylus,
- New Finger-friendly Interface and Skin Engine: The Spb Mobile
Shell-like interface is skinnable and will automatically adapt to the
current device theme.
- Built-in Support of 35 Languages: Just the default skin supports
35 languages (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), plus many more
possible keyboard layouts.
- Sliding Pop-ups: The key pop-ups help to make sure the desired
character is tapped, to dramatically decrease the number of misprints.
- Smart Gestures: Gestures are available for ALL CAPS, Enter,
Spacebar, and Backspace commands.
- Better Auto-Complete: In full-screen mode, the auto-complete offers a
total of 3 word choices from the built-in and user's dictionaries.
- Wise Memory Consumption: For what it does, Spb Keyboard 4.0
consumes less memory and is more compact than earlier versions.
Spb Keyboard is compatible with Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile
Professional 5.0 as well as 6 and 6.1; all Windows Mobile screen resolutions are
supported. A free, 15-day trial can be downloaded, or Spb Keyboard 4.0 may be
purchased for US$ 14.95, or upgraded from 3.x Spb Keyboard versions for just US$
4.95, at www.spbsoftwarehouse.com. According to Spb Software upgrades policy,
all Spb Keyboard users, who have purchased the product within the last 90 days,
are invited to exchange the previous version of software for the newly released
one, for free.
Cheers ~ Arne