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Fri Mar 28, 2008 - 9:50 AM EDT - By Neal Martin

Windows Mobile

New WM

Astraware Announces Hexic and Mozaki for Pocket PC v1.02

Astraware(R) is excited to announce the release of two new games for Windows Mobile(R) based on popular MSN Games titles. Both Hexic(R) and Mozaki(TM) have been developed by Astraware for Microsoft's Carbonated Games studio.

From Astraware's press release:

"It is exciting to work with Microsoft on these well known titles from MSN Games, and we're pleased to be the online distributor and to bring them to our Windows Mobile customers!" said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development, Astraware.
"It's our goal to give video gamers the flexibility to take their favorite games with them on any handheld or phone," said Alfredo Patron, Director of Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business in Europe. "We're excited to extend these two popular games to our broad customer base which relies on our 140 phone designs."


Turn hexes into stars, stars into pearls, and pearls into victory!

Hexic is a fantastic twist on the match-three genre by famed Tetris designer, Alexey Pajitnov. Hexic is deceptively simple to begin with - just rotate any trio of hexes in order to form a cluster of three or more same-color pieces - but a real brain-boggling challenge to master. Featuring Marathon, Timed, and Survival game modes, players are sure to enjoy many hours turning hexes into stars, stars into pearls, and pearls into victory!

Hexic� features Marathon, Timed, and Survival game modes, and players are sure to enjoy many hours turning hexes into stars, stars into pearls, and pearls into victory!


  • Optimized for play with 5-way or stylus
  • Marathon, Timed and Survival game modes

Astraware is known for great games, so I'm sure this one is destined to be a hit!

Get it here for $9.95.

Buy both Hexic and Mozaki (listed below) for $17.90 and save $2.00.


Mozaki�, by Astraware, is a classic brain-teasing strategy puzzler, by famed Tetris� designer, Alexey Pajitnov. Grab a piece from the stack and place it on the board, connect pieces of the same color to make an unbroken line from the colored edge to the centre of the screen, and connect the required number of lines and win the level.


  • Two play modes: Marathon Mode is deceptively simple, but more colours and mismatched blocks increase the difficulty, and players who prefer to play against the clock can check out Timed Mode for an extra challenge.

Astraware is known for great games, so I'm sure this one is destined to be a hit!

Get it here for $9.95.

Buy both Mozaki and Hexic (listed above) for $17.90 and save $2.00.

e-Mobile Traffic v1

Ever wish you knew exactly where wrecks and traffic jams were going to be on your way to work? Now you can avoid those backups with e-Mobile Traffic, by e-Mobile Software, Inc! Receive real-time traffic information right from your hand. You'll get all you need to know about traffic conditions in your town including life traffic flow and incidents reports. Manage your daily commute with the most up-to-date information possible!

Features include:

  • View real-time traffic flow and accident reports
  • Set your program to receive automatic updates with real-time information
  • View color-coded traffic on roads with incidents and a speed indicator to understand current traffic conditions
  • Key route traffic report of over 50 major cities.
  • Detailed traffic flow condition and congestion level indicator.
  • Support multiple drive routes so you can easily switch between drive to work, drive to home and drive to daycare etc.
  • Pin-point to the exact incident location and get details of the incident.
  • and many more great features

I'm from a small town and, thankfully, wrecks and road construction are rare. But, for those of you from those larger cities, this handy utility could save you some time and grief!!.

Grab it here for $19.95.

BEIKS English <-> French Dictionary for Windows Mobile v6.0

BEIKS has released a new version of its English <-> French Dictionary for Windows Mobile, version 6.0.

The bi-directional BEIKS French dictionary features approx. 40,000 headwords in each direction, making it more than sufficient for the widest range of language reference needs.

Also included are a French phrase book - a real life-saver when traveling to France or Canada - and, as a special bonus, the BEIKS English Dictionary Gold - a monolingual English dictionary that may as well save you the cost of a separate English dictionary in case you need one.

Based on the award-winning BEIKS Dictionary Reader, now in its sixth major release. Correct and enhance stock definitions, add your own and expand your reference library with tens of other language and specialty dictionaries available from BEIKS! Now for a new, lower price!

Download and try the fully-functional trial now at no cost!


  • Specialized for reference content (dictionaries), resulting in simplified interface and improved speed
  • Available on other mobile platforms (Palm OS, RIM BlackBerry)
  • Tested on the whole family of Windows Mobile� devices, up to and including the latest running Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Hundreds of language, specialized and entertainment dictionaries and phrasebooks, including free ones; if you can't find your dictionary let us know!
  • Dictionary browsing with dynamic word positioning
  • Full support for external media cards
  • Adjustable font sizes
  • Horizontal / Vertical views
  • Smart view
  • Most recently words list
  • Word of the day
  • Rich documentation
  • FREE upgrades: all upgrades in the 1999-2008 period were free of charge; we strive to continue the tradition!

Get it (Recevez-le) here for $19.95.

Updated WM

SMS-Chat v1.02

SMS-Chat, by VITO Technology, which has been updated to version 1.02, allows threaded SMS messaging. It organizes text messages into separate chats. This way you have a separate chat for every contact with whom you exchange short text messages. SMS-Chat allows you to easily follow a conversation scrolling through chats with a finger: all messages are grouped by date. Manage your mobile texting with a flick of a finger!


  • Threaded SMS messaging
  • Finger-friendly interface
  • Multiple SMS sending
  • Forward, resend or delete messages
  • Full screen notification for new messages
  • Chronological sorting of chats
  • Characters counter
  • Contacts filtering by phone number and name
  • Quick contacts look-up
  • Multi-lingual support

Get it here for $14.95.

Spb Diary v2.5.8

Spb Diary, by Spb Software House, has been updated to version 2.5.8, and is a feature-rich Today plug-in for your Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes and Messages. It enhances Pocket Outlook by gathering all of your PIM information in one place. With Spb Diary, the Today screen will soon become your favorite since you will need to leave it less and less.


  • Windows Mobile 6 support
  • Ability to create custom tabs added
  • Photo contacts and handy dialing
  • Stylus-free navigation (one hand using)
  • Special Events tab (birthdays and more)
  • Easy document management with Notes tab
  • Skin support
  • Vertical tabs mode for Spb Pocket Plus
  • Integration of Notes with Pocket Informant
  • Messages tab
  • Auto-height adjustement
  • Birthdays and anniversaries
  • Integration with Spb Weather and Spb Finance
  • Windows Mobile 5 Support
  • Five PIM Today plug-ins in one
  • Tabs for Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes and Messages
  • Integration with all popular PIMs
  • VGA resolution (480x640) and landscape screen support

Winner of the 2006 Pocket PC Magazine Today Plug-In Utility Award!

Get it here for $19.95.

PocketLight ESV v4.0.1

AcroDesign Technologies has released version 4.0.1 of its PocketLight ESV.

These tools will enhance your personal knowledge and reading of the Bible, and help you minister to others through the scriptures. Includes full text of the English Standard Version.


  • Read Scripture - Quickly jump to any chapter of the Bible, and start reading! Every chapter you visit is optionally added to your reading record.
  • Search Scripture - A very fast search tool lists verses that contain one or a combination of multiple words.
  • Memorize Scripture - The PocketLight memory game is a fun an easy way to memorize scripture. The memory game displays a verse with the words scrambled, and you must unscramble the verse by simply clicking on the words in the correct order. There is no need to enter verses because PocketLight is preloaded with over 80 short verses that are easy to memorize.
  • Quickly locate Scripture - Can't remember the exact location or text of particular verse? The topical index provides fast access to commonly referenced verses to help you minister to others (and yourself!) through the Word. The topical index contains entries for over 300 verses, and includes a list of salvation verses that's great for sharing your faith with others.
  • Reading Plan - There is a one-year reading plan with progress tracking.
  • Take Notes - You can add notes to any chapter of the Bible and access those notes by tags or any time you visit that chapter.
  • Highlighting - Highlight verses of the Bible in multiple colors.
  • Web synchronization - Synchronize your notes and highlighting with iBibleSpace
  • Free downloads - Download extras free such as Easton's Bible Dictionary.

I've heard some friends say they'd like to read the Bible if only they had a plan to schedule just such readings. This looks to be just the ticket!

Grab it here for $19.95.

There is also a PocketLight NIV version available here for $34.95.

SBSHDeluxe skin suite for QVGA/ VGA v2.0

Version 2.0 of SBSHDeluxe is available from Juni's PocketPC Skins and Themes. SBSHDeluxe skin suite is a specialized version of the SWDeluxe skin suite. Why a smaller version? Many users only use SBSH products and a dedicated version has been requested. It is smaller in size and price.

The Wisbar Advance 2 skin in this suite is slightly different, sporting a glossier, reflecting look. This suite also has an exclusive today theme not present in SWDeluxe.

Windows Mobile Today Themes
The themes included are one sbsh theme exclusive to this suite, one plain blue theme, one fair (blisslike) theme, and one sunny theme. All themes support portrait and landscape mode.
New! Also included are 4 240x240 square-screen aware today themes, suitable for devices with square screens such as the Palm Treo 750.

Replacement icons for all weather icons.
The weather icons are not animated since PocketWeather doesn't support this yet. I'll update the suite when it is supported.
New! Brand new Pocketweather 2 layout, and new icons to take advantage of the layout. Also includes 16x16 weather icons for use in Pocketbreese 5.4 or later.

PocketBreeze and ContactBreeze
PocketBreeze and ContactBreeze displays your agenda and contacts on the today screen and also lets you use any other today plugin inside PocketBreeze (such as PocketRSS)
Two versions of the Pocketbreeze skin are included, one is meant to look better with the Pocketbreeze icons in vertical mode, and the other in horizontal mode. Both versions work in any mode (vertical or horizontal). You need PocketBreeze version 5 or higher for the skin to work, also, make sure you have the latest version of ContactBreeze.

Wisbar Advance 3
Wisbar Advance 2 skins the top/bottom bars and WM5 softkeys and provides you with a task manager, skinned system buttons and much more.
You get a sleek skin for WisbarAdvance 2, replacing the dull default look of the Windows Mobile OS. The skin supports phone edition devices.
New! Brand new Wisbar Advance 3 theme! All supported features are skinned, and the theme sports a new look. The previous WA2 theme works well in WA3, and so is still included.

iLauncher is a handy program launcher which features battery/memory/storage card indicators keeping you up-to-date with the status of your system at a glance.
Included are replacements for all iLauncher indicator meters - completing the look of the suite.


  • The suite includes VGA and nonVGA (so called QVGA resolution) versions including 240x240 square screen today themes.
  • Four different today themes.
  • WisbarAdvance 3 skin.
  • Weather icons, including 16x16 icons and theme layout for PocketWeather.
  • PocketBreeze and ContactBreeze skin (two versions).
  • Meter indicators for iLauncher

Sounds impressive

Get it here for only $8.00.

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