If you are using PAYG [pay as you go], or Pre Paid as we call it in Australia, you often have limits to data, which once topped out, will cost you a fortune in excess charges. SPB Wireless Monitor is one of those applications that will watch your data usage, and inform you when you go over limits you set within the app itself. Until now it has only been available for Windows Mobile devices, So it’s nice to see it come to Android. For the purpose of this review, I’m using the final release candidate, so installation was through the .apk file which I emailed to myself as an attachment, and installed. Normally you would go to the Android Market and download it from there. It has a very small footprint on the device.
There’s always a problem for users changing phone Os’s, I experienced the same issues myself, so it’s great to see another tool to aid the transition appear.
To buy a new phone is always fun. But every change can cause the number of inconveniences at the beginning. Ask yourself a question: do you always save all of the important phone numbers to the contact list or maybe some of them are kept in the call history? When moving to the new phone these unsaved numbers can be lost without any opportunity to restore. Will you remember all of your favourite links without your old phone? Won’t it be frustrating to lose the text messages with valuable information or cherished messages from the beloved ones?
SPB’s migration tool will aid both Symbian and Windows Mobile SmartPhone users to easily transition to Android, and preserve all of their existing data. The app is available from SPB Here, and it’s free and rather unique. All the fine details after the break
Ever thought about streaming TV on your mobile phone, well today SPB Software have released an updated version of SPB TV, and it’s free. No initial cost and no ongoing subscription fees.
Another significant enhancement is the Advanced Video Codec (H.264) support which improves video quality. As a result even with substantial lower bitrates the resolution is strongly improved. SPB TV 2.0 also allows users with low speed mobile network connections to watch TV.
I tried it out today, and showed it to a couple of people, who were equally impressed. Image quality on a variable 3G/HSPDA connection, maxing out at about 420 Kbps was fluid and clear on the HD2. There’s a lot of channels, although the majority are not English, I found myself watching bonanza and some really kitsch old Japanese sci-fi. If you don’t have a data connection on your phone or limited download, it works just as well via wifi. There are also versions of SPB TV for iPhone, Symbian, Android, BlackBerry and WebOS smartphones.