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UTILITY: Spb Software House released Spb Full Screen Keyboard 3.0 for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 23.09.05 - 10:05:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 10655x
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Spb Software House recently released its Full Screen Keyboard in version 3.0. SPB Full Screen Keyboard is a powerful way to enter text quickly and easily on your Pocket PC.

Spb has done extensive usability testing to understand what should be improved to make entering text even simpler. It turned out that the leading causes of misprints, when typing with thumbs, were users' individual typing manner and device-specific screen press handling. These problems were overcome by some innovations. With the growing amount of entered texts the program gets used to user's typing manner, gathers statistics, and compensates accordingly.

CNET's Roget Hibbert had this to say about the previous version of the product: "If you'd prefer not to learn a new keyboard layout, Spb Full Screen Keyboard may be the best bet. The application does what its name implies, covering the whole screen of your Pocket PC and letting you type with your thumbs, rather than a character at a time with your stylus."

Another feature to fight text input mistakes is automatic correction. When an unknown word is encountered, the program analyzes the probability of this word being misspelled and substitutes it with the closest one from the dictionary using the statistics gathered during the whole period of using the application.

New skin format supported by Full Screen Keyboard is significantly optimized in loading time and file size. The default keyboard layout is re-designed in order to make typing more comfortable. Users with VGA screens will enjoy the native VGA skins. Portrait mode and square screens are supported too. These and other features will make you enjoy using this software.

Spb Full Screen Keyboard 3.0 is currently available in English, German and French languages. Italian, Spanish, and Russian versions will be announced later. A free 15-day trial can be downloaded or Spb Full Screen Keyboard can be purchased for 9.95 US$, from www.spbsoftwarehouse.com. Owners of Spb Full Screen Keyboard 2.x can upgrade their version for 4.95 US$. Further details about the upgrade process are available at the Spb Software House website.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Tobie on 23.09.05 - 14:18:18

the new features are looking good; i've used the previous version with my dell and it worked fantastic!
also the upgrade price of 4.95 is reasonable.

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