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INPUT: Spb Software releases Spb Keyboard 4.0 for Windows Mobile Touchscreen Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 11.11.08 - 20:50:57 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 21582x
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Spb 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, respectively.
  • 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 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

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