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Updated: PocketBible for Windows Mobile Smartphone

Posted on: August 10th, 2006 by Craig Rairdin 4 Comments

PocketBible for Windows Mobile Smartphone has been updated to version 1.006 and the book reader engine 1.057. This is a free update for registered PocketBible for Windows Mobile Smartphone owners.

This version provides better support for the Motorola Q keyboard. Anyone running PocketBible on a Motorola Q should download and install this update. Once the update is installed, then to enter text via the Motorola Q’s keyboard, press the ALT key (it looks sort of like a half-moon) until ‘abc’ appears as the input mode in the upper-right corner of the screen (next to the signal strength indicator). Once ‘abc’ appears as the input mode, simply type on the keyboard.
This update requires free updates to the Bibles as well. So, when you download the new PocketBible program, be sure to download and install your Bibles as well.

To install the update:

  1. Exit PocketBible.
  2. Login to your personal download account at the Laridian Web site.
  3. Download the latest version of PocketBible for Windows Mobile Smartphone.
  4. Download the latest versions of the Bibles for use with PocketBible for Windows Mobile Smartphone.
  5. Run the PocketBible setup program, downloaded in step 3, to guide you through the setup process.
  6. Run the Bible setup programs, downloaded in step 4, to guide you through the setup process.

For additional assistance, please visit the Help Desk.

4 Responses

  1. Roger Newhall says:

    I got the Motorola Q the first week it was out and love it. I am glad to see that you addressed this requirement. I am eager to try it. I made the downloads successfully this afternoon.

  2. Fred Balliet says:

    I will be moving from my old IPAQ with PocketPC 2003 SE to the “Q”. Do all your products now run on the Mobile Smartphone OS? If not, do you have plans to port the products and at what point can I anticipate using them on the “Q”?

  3. Jeff Wheeler says:

    No, not all of our products are available for the Microsoft Smartphone OS used by the Q and some other phones. You can visit the Laridian Web site and select the Windows Mobile-based Smartphones to see all the products that are available for the Smartphones.

    We have not announced any additional products for the Windows Mobile Smartphones.

    If you are considering moving from a Pocket PC to a Smartphone such as the Q, then be aware that many Smartphone programs, including PocketBible, are simplified versions of their Pocket PC counterparts. In general, the phones have less advanced hardware (such as slower processors, less memory, smaller screens, and the lack of a touch-sensitive screen) than the Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone devices. Additionally, given the lack of a touch screen and the (usual) addition of a T9 input (like a phone pad), programs need a different user-interface paradigm. For instance, you can’t tap on a link to follow it. With the addition of phones like the Q, which advance the hardware (but not added a touch-screen, which would have been great!) and have gained more customer acceptance, then you may see this change over time.

  4. Will says:

    I purchased the new Cingular 3125 Smartphone 3 weeks ago. And I purchased this PocketBible soon after. I LOVE this product! A phone with a Bible?! What can I ask for more. I have been a PocketPC user for about 5 years now and totally loved that. I just wanted a phone that’s powerful enough with PocketPC capabilities for my purposes. I’m not really a power user so the smartphone is the best option for me. I have everything in that little thing now… And the PocketBible? Very user-friendly, very clean. I really like the feature where you can just use the keypad to jump to a chapter and verse. I am a totally satisfied customer. Thank you Laridian! Keep up the good work.

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