St. Petersburg, September 23rd, 2008 — Spb Software, the world's leading maker of Windows Mobile software releases Spb Online to end-users. Spb Online is a set of attractive online services that share a practical user interface and make superior quality mobile entertainment available on handsets at a single fixed-price fee (no subscription). The services offered include Mobile TV, Online Radio, News, Weather, Online Games, and On-device Catalog — all subject to automatic updates and powered by Spb's exclusive interface engine and patent-pending TV technology.
Spb Online is robust and easy to use even for novice smartphone users. All of Spb Online services support adaptive skins, smart scrolling, 3D transition effects, and one hand navigation.
Unlike any other solution on the market, Spb's mobile TV facilitates channel hopping, offers on-screen controls, intelligent video/audio stream tuning to account for broadband fluctuations, doing it all to deliver a genuine TV watching experience — on the go:
Spb's radio offers a wealthy selection of the world's streaming radio stations, allowing users to tune into a news or music source of their choice in virtually any language or location of the planet:
Spb's online games let real people play each other in real-time. All games take only a click to start and require no setting up or much of getting used to:
For any city from a database of 10'000, Spb's weather service attractively displays FORECA's five-day forecasts (provider used by msn.com) in one screen. The service allows scrolling between the screens of up to 10 selected cities with a finger swipe:
Spb's on-device catalog makes it easy to discover and buy additional content directly from the mobile phone. Selected titles are downloaded, installed, and activated automatically:
Spb Online is compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard devices. qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. To enjoy the TV service a fast connection is needed. All other services are accessible with lower bandwidth; TV however, requires a reliable 3G, WiMax or WiFi network. For checking your connection and services compatibility, a free, 15-day trial version is available. Full Spb Online may be purchased for 29.95 USD at www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.
Further information regarding Spb Online can be found at the Spb website:
Spb Online web page (Pocket PC)
Spb Online web page (Smartphones)
Spb Online screenshots page (Pocket PC)
Spb Online screenshots page (Smartphones)
Spb Online evaluation copy downloading page (Pocket PC)
Spb Online evaluation copy downloading page (Smartphones)
Spb Software is the global leader in the design of Windows Mobile applications, with R&D and design centers in Russia and Thailand, and presence in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and USA. Spb combines a unique line of popular consumer products and cooperation with the world's leading OEMs and carriers, such as ASUSTeK, BenQ Siemens, E-TEN, Fly, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gigabyte, HTC, O2, Optimus, Palm, Pharos, SingTel, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Swisscom Mobile, Toshiba, T-Mobile, and VimpelCom.