Play the Games, Play the Online Games of Spb!
Spb Software, the world's leading maker of Windows Mobile applications announces the release of Spb Online Games as a separate suite. Originally, part of Spb Online - a set of online services under one roof, which attracted over 15,000 users in under two weeks (at the rate of more than 1000 users per day) - Spb Online Games is a collection of four instant online games, supplemented with an online chat service.
Spb Online Games makes it possible to play two versions of Checkers, Hexagon, or Reversi with real people from virtually anywhere in the world, in real-time. Any online game can be launched within 30 seconds and if interrupted - continued from the spot it was left off. The service already has thousands of registered players on the network, with each potential opponent equipped with a configurable user profile (might include picture, name, type of handset, and network). The online gaming experience can be further personalized through real-time chatting with active online players.
This sounds VERY exciting!!
Head over to the download page and check it out!!
Phil over at our sister site WMExperts let us know that Spore is now available for Windows Mobile:
In case you've been living under a rock, it's essentially Sim Universe. Create a creature and guide it through five stages of evolution.
Eat-or-be-eaten! Guide your creature through its early evolution and shape its destiny. Devour smaller creatures, explore primordial worlds filled with bizarre organisms, and avoid larger, lethal life forms. Grow your creature from single-cell to complex predator as you rise through 18 interactive levels. Customize your creature, increasing offense, defence, perception, and movement. Take on your friends by exporting your creature or fighting online in Arena mode against players around the world!
You can get SPORE Origins at Handango for $9.99. You can also try the game out at the EA Mobile Game site.
Halma Sharp v1.0
In Halma Sharp, by Igor Lozitskiy, the object of the game is to move your pieces to the opponent's corner.
- Powerful Artificial Intelligence game Engine.
- 14 Predefined starting positions and random positions generated `on the fly`.
- Three difficulty levels.
- Unlimited undo and hints.
- Windows Mobile 2002 or higher, 300KB RAM. Portrait, landscape, square touch screen.
Get it here and it's FREE!
MSPhrase Oxford American English - Japanese Phrasebank (PocketPC) v3.00
MSPhrase Oxford American English - Japanese Phrasebank, by MobileSystems, is a complete Oxford phrasebook with over 3,000 current "survival" expressions in American English and Japanese to help travellers and make their trips more comfortable and enjoyable. With an easy-to-use graphic interface separate icons link to topics covering a common travel situation.
This American English - Japanese - American English phrasebook is based on the Oxford Phrasebank, specially designed for travel reference. The phrasebook features translations of core vocabulary from American English into Japanese and from Japanese to American English, and consist of a Phrasebank in both languages and a American English-Japanese-American English Wordbank of core terms.
- Coverage of 3,000 base phrases (per language), 5,000 expanded phrases (excluding templates) and 20,000 expanded phrases (including templates)
- Compressed format reducing storage space for phrase variants
- 9 topics/15 subtopics
- Extension of selected phrases using 12 template lists
- Topics - Diversions, Eating Out, Entertainment, Hotel, Money, Problems, Tourist, Transport, Miscellaneous
- Templates - Body Parts, Cardinal Numbers, Clock Time, Colours, Currencies, Dates, Days of Week, Languages, Months, Nationalities, Ordinal Numbers, Places
- Coverage of 17,500 core terms
- All translations in the Wordbank are provided along with appropriate part of speech and gender information
- The MSPhrase Oxford Multilingual Phrasebank American English-Japanese-American English is here presented in MSPhrase electronic format. MSPhrase offers best experience in up-to-the-minute reference.
- 11 languages covered (including regional variants)
- UK English, US English, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean
- Mobile phrasebooks available for each of the language parings of the languages above
- Please note that your device needs to support Japanese for this dictionary.
Get it here for $19.99.
There are a LOT of other MSPhrase Phrasebanks available. WAY too many to list - so, check them out for yourself here!!
Some call it Farkle, some call it 10,000, and it goes by other names as well, but whatever you call it, it's a fast-paced game of chance that's fun to play!
Escape Gameworks is excited to bring you our first game for the Windows Mobile platform. Based on the popular dice game of the same name, Farkle consists of six dice rolled and held in combinations of three or more to score points. Rolls with no scoring dice are "farkles" and cause you to lose your points and your turn. The first player to reach the goal score of 5000 or 10,000 points wins!
- Easy to learn, easy to play
- Allows one-handed play using your PDA's D-pad and softkeys
- Supports up to four players, human- or computer-controlled
- Customizable rules options to play the way you learned Farkle, such as minimum points to break in, pass, and win
- Keeps track of high scores and other game statistics
- Support for square screens and multiple screen orientations
- Help for new players, such as highlighting scoreable dice and a "learning mode" to change the computer players' behavior
- Play a quick game or an extended session by changing the ruleset to affect the difficulty of winning
- The trial version contains all the game's features--download it today!
My family and I LOVE playing Farkle (with actual dice) and I reviewed a version of Farkle by Smart Box Design not too long ago - so check it out!
Get Farkle here for $9.95!
MotionApps has updated its mDesktop to version 2.0.4!
With mDesktop, you can put your smartphone on your desktop and control it fully from your PC!
Integrate your smartphone with your PC via mDesktop and make calls, send SMS messages and use your smartphone's data and applications from your PC's big screen and keyboard in a comfortable, practical, fun and user friendly way.
If your smartphone is your favorable medium of communication, mDesktop will clear the channel and make your work easier and more comfortable.
- Access your contacts, SMS conversations, files, pictures, agenda, dial pad and much more from a single screen on your PC
- Make calls by dialing from your computer keyboard and screen
- Handle incoming calls via screen-pop dialog on your PC
- Have threaded SMS chat using your computer screen and keyboard
- Browse and update your contact list on your phone from your PC.
- Keep the agenda on your phone current and use your big screen and keyboard to do the work
- View photos from the phone in an easy and user friendly manner
- Copy photos to and from your computer with a drag-and-drop.
- Use your phone as a USB thumb drive and browse the content on the device and its SD card from your desktop computer trough fast and secure connection.
- Map the screen of your phone to the PC in real time.
- Drag and drop important URLs from your desktop to conveniently add them to the Favorites on your phone
- Install new apps by dropping CAB files from your desktop
- Check vital signs of your device. Performance, memory, battery status and more.
Get mDesktop here for $19.99!
Tim Ferrill over at WMExperts has posted a review of mDesktop so go check that out.
RDM : Remote Desktop for Windows Pocket PC
RDM : Remote Desktop for Windows Pocket PC, by SHAPE Services, has been udpated to version 3.7.5!
RDM Remote Desktop for Pocket PC allows you to access remotely your desktop or laptop computer from PDA. You can send and receive emails, surf web, edit documents in word processor, copy, cut, paste files or folders and do hundreds other things that you typically do sitting in front of your home or office computer. Interface is user-friendly and navigation is simple.
Simple navigation. You can use your virtual PDA keyboard and stylus instead of mouse and computer keyboard.
User-friendly interface in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. You can use the same interface as on your computer desktop.
Quick commands for starting/stopping system services and processes, viewing the list of desktop windows, checking system performance, displaying system information and rebooting or shutting down your computer.
One-time fee. All further updates are FREE.
- Integrated File Manager. Open, copy, rename and delete files; transfer them to from PC smartphone and vice versa.
- All data, screen images, mouse movement and keys are strongly encrypted.
- Executing any console commands (like ping, netstat, ipconfig) is available.
- History feature allows to find and re-send stored commands.
- Full-screen view and zooming. In full-screen mode you can see the remote screen on the entire screen of your device. Zoomed mode lets you see enlarged fragment of the desktop in more detail. In zoomed mode you can also scroll the desktop up/down, right/left.
- Hotkeys. You can switch between different mode using the predefined hotkeys and create device-specific keys for mouse click and open desktop menu.
- 7-Day Free Trial.
Get the free trial and try it out. The full version costs $44.95, but you have a full week to decide if RDM : Remote Desktop is for you!
IM All-in-One Messenger: AIM/ iChat, MSN/ Live Messenger, Yahoo!, ICQ, Jabber, GTalk and MySpace
SHAPE Services has also updated it's IM All-in-One Messenger to version 5.36!
With IM All-in-One Messenger you can chat with IM ® All-in-One Messenger in MSN®/Live Messenger, Yahoo!®, AIM®/iChat, ICQ®, Jabber®, Google Talk® and MySpace® between mobile devices and PCs in real-time!
IM is the finalist of "2007 Best Software Award" by the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine!
One-time payment, no further cost per message. All next updates are free.
- Simultaneous connection to MSN/ Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM/ iChat, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpace Messenger.
- 7-Day Free Trial
- Today Screen Plugin to see the information of all connected services, number of online/offline users and amount of unread messages for every service on your Today Screen.
- Message History. View correspondence with your contacts even when you're offline.
- Full presence status support. See your contacts status changes in real time.
- IM works via Wi-Fi.
- Contact list management functions including add/delete/group features with soft keys.
- Use multiple accounts of the same service simultaneously.
- Multiple dialog windows. Don't miss a moment, chat with several buddies simultaneously.
- Smileys. Add emotions to your messages, a huge set of funny faces available.
- Exchange messages in any language installed on a phone.
- Friendly User Interface in English, German, Italian, French and Russian.
For those of you who use more than one messaging service, you'll appreciate the handiness of IM ! It can be quite a headache running more than one messaging service, and IM is said to help handle the problem!
Get it here for $39.95!
Mobile Jigsaw (320x320 WM)
Mobile Stream has updated its Mobile Jigsaw to version 1.0.1!
Powerful puzzle game where you have to put a broken picture together. Various shape styles, various difficulty levels (adjustable number of jigs, optional rotation of pieces). The unique puzzle builder which allows you to generate new jigsaws from BMP/JPEG images gives you unlimited supply of puzzles.
- unlimited supply of puzzles - you can build new jigsaws from any BMP/JPEG pictures
- various shape styles - rectangular, classic or fancy
- optional rotation of pieces
- adjustable number of jigs per puzzle
- autosave the current puzzle on exiting the game
- customizable background color and screen settings
Read through the description! You can MAKE your own puzzles! So, if you run out of puzzles, it's YOUR OWN FAULT! Are you like me and always wanted to make your own puzzles? Well, this is your chance!!
Puzzle lovers, get it here for $19.95!
Well, that's it for this week's software roundup. Check back again next week to see what's new and updated in Palm OS and WM software.