When Microsoft first released the Pocket PC 2002 platform, it became quickly apparent there were gaps in the functionality: the “close” button doesn’t actually close applications, Pocket Internet Explorer doesn’t offer full-screen mode or multiple windows, repeating alarms were removed, and other issues. Spb Software House has released Spb Pocket Plus, which has been designed to fill these gaps.
With this software installed, Pocket PC 2002 users can close their windows instead of ‘smart minimizing’ them – this allows for better memory management and will stop these apps from consuming system resources in the background.
It will allow users to run several Pocket Internet Explorer windows either in normal mode or in full-screen mode.
Spb Pocket Plus also brings back repeating alarms, removed in Pocket PC 2002. Users can have the alarm repeat at the normal system volume (as they could with the original Pocket PC release), they can opt for maximum volume, or an option for ascending volume where the alarm gets louder over time.
Other Pocket Plus enhancements include a Today screen plug-in that offers users a quick status on battery life, Storage memory, brightness setting, and a quick-launch zone for applications.
Spb Pocket Plus is also localized in several languages: users can install an add-on language pack and the interface of Spb Pocket Plus will appear in their national language.
Spb Pocket Plus is available now for $9.95.