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Spb Insight Review


If you are often on the move, keeping your PDA close at hand, then Spb Insight from Spb Software House is a good pick for your "road warrior"

If you are often on the move, keeping your PDA close at hand, then Spb Insight from Spb Software House is a good pick for your "road warrior"
arsenal. Spb Insight is a RSS/Atom newsreader for Windows Mobile PDA that will let you keep up with all of your favorite news or blog sites, letting
you download all your feeds to PDA and then read them offline when you’re waiting for a plane in the airport, taking a bus trip to another city, standing
in line at the store, or waiting for a meeting to start. Spb Insight will turn your downtime into uptime!

As it's with anything associated with PDA, Spb Insight stands out for the wireless convenience it offers to PDA users. Instead of being constantly wired
to your desktop computer in order to read your news feeds, you can install Spb Insight onto your Windows Mobile PDA, and it will wirelessly deliver the
latest news of your choice, or let you read the news stories you have downloaded from the desktop computer before going out. Spb Insight will provide
full offline reading optimized for a small screen including images. Fine, isn't it?

Spb Insight is easy to get started with. You only need to subscribe to the so-called "channels" (news feeds) and then download the news stories to
PDA. There are several options to get subscribed to the feeds. One of the quickest and most convenient is via Spb's Online Catalog. It offers over a
thousand of selected channels on a great variety of subjects from all over the internet – the latest news, sports, finances, you name it! The channels
are grouped into categories, making a selection a cinch. As Online Catalog is driven by the suggestions from real users, it’s constantly being added
new feeds. You can add your own feed too!

Another way to subscribe to a feed is familiar to all RSS/Atom savvy users - you need to input the URL of a RSS/Atom feed you are interested in.
However if you don’t know the exact address of the feed, you can take advantage of the built-in search option, which lets you specify the keyword, for
example, "laptop" into the search form and within seconds get the listing of the news feeds related to the keyword from the server at Spb. Then, you
can subscribe to the feed with much the same simplicity as you would with the feeds from Online Catalog. Other ways of getting subscribed include
local template and OPML, which lets you import the feed setup in the XML format from another RSS/Atom program. Regardless of the way the
subscription is done, all you efforts are restricted to just to a couple of clicks.

Once the channels have been added, you can update the feeds and download the news stories. Spb Insight gives you the choice of either manual or
automatic updating. In the first case, it is left to you to choose the time when the update should be executed. To update the feeds, you can use
ActiveSync, HotSpot WiFi connection, GPRS or EDGE connection if your device has it.

In terms of networking, Spb Insight offers you some interesting options. You can configure the program to use only free of charge internet connections.
This gives you total control over the data charges, restricting your channel updates to only those connectivity options that are provided at no cost. This
Pocket PC program can also be set up to update all channels automatically when cradled. You can get your channels updated when you connect your
PDA to your desktop over ActiveSync, which eliminates the need to remember to set the channel updates on your own.

Spb Insight will help you get the most up-to-the-moment news via the PDAs wireless interface connection or ActiveSync and read the stories when you
have some time to spare. At just $19.95, Spb Insight will be an excellent software companion for any "road warrior", traveling with PDA at hand. You
can see the program in action right now if you download its free evaluation copy from Spb Insight page. Enjoy wireless news on the go!

Spb Weather Features:
• Full website news;
• Full RSS/Atom support (0.9x, 1.0, 2.0);
• Offline reading with pictures;
• Easy to use interface;
• One-hand operation;
• Article thumbnails;
• No desktop component needed.

Compatible devices list
Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 5.0, Pocket PC 2003, Pocket PC 2002
ACER: n300 Series, n30, n50, n20 and others
ASUS: A626, A636, A639, P505, P525, P535 and others
Cingular: 8125, 8525
Dell: Axim X3, X5, X50, X50v, X51v and others
Dopod: Dopod 838 Pro, Dopod 686, Dopod 699, Dopod 828, Dopod 900, Dopod P100, Dopod N800, etc.
Eten: E-Ten G500+, E-Ten M600+, E-TEN Glofiish, Eten M700, etc.
HP: hw68xx series, hw69xx series, hx21xx series, hx24xx series, hx29xx series and others
HTC: TyTN, Wizard, Prophet, Hermes, Artemis, Universal, Herald, P3300, P3600, P4350, P3350, X7500, Athena
IMATE: i-mate JASJAM, i-mate JAMin, i-mate PDA-N, i-mate K-JAM, i-mate JASJAR and others
O2: XDA series
T-Mobile: MDA series
QTek: 9000, 9100, 9600, S100, S110, S200, G100, 2020, 9090
Other Windows Mobile Powered Devices.

About the Author
Andrew Fadeev is IT specialist, heavily using Windows Mobile devices every day for five years


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