Company delivers first offline
reference data for Blackberry users, providing faster, less expensive,
guaranteed- to-work search capabilities
DALLAS (April 08, 2004) - -
Beiks LLC, the world leader in reference and language titles for mobile devices,
announces support of its BDicty Dictionary reference platform for RIM Blackberry
devices. Beiks is the first company to deliver offline language, medical, law,
business and other reference dictionaries for the Blackberry connectivity
The initial release will
consist of the standard EFSGI (English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian)
language group, as well as several professional medical and legal reference
works, such as the award-winning Beiks Medical Dictionary and MedicineNet’s
Medications Guide & Pocket Medical Encyclopedia. Searching through these
dictionaries is simple since the list of potential matching words is
continuously updated as queries are being typed.
“BDicty is one of those essential
add-on applications, and once it is used for the first time, people wonder how
they lived without it,” said Bobby Kolev, president of Beiks LLC. “We are
delighted to provide Blackberry users with a new world of portable language and
reference resources, delivering on our promise to offer the most robust and
useful handheld dictionaries on the market to every major mobile computing
The company’s offline
solution provides a new approach to the way most Blackberry users access and
retrieve information with their always-connected devices. Rather than retrieving
information “over the air” each time a query is made, pre-installing large
amounts of static data on the device has numerous proven advantages. First, this
method is faster, less expensive and guaranteed to work, even if a carrier is
overloaded or simply out of reach. For example, a field sales representative
using Beiks’ US ZIP by Area reference can quickly and easily obtain the
information they need - all at no extra traffic cost and guaranteed at any point
in the U.S.
The same reference access
technology is available for various other enterprise uses beyond dictionaries
through applications such as company product catalogs and basic CRM solutions.
To meet customer interest for this range of solutions, Beiks will soon announce
the ability to create custom-designed enterprise reference applications based on
content specifically required by Blackberry-toting employees.
BDicty Dictionary solutions are
designed to work on the new generation of J2ME Blackberry devices running OS 3.6
and higher. Beiks’ proprietary database format allows all reference data to be
highly compressed, making the most of RIM J2ME extensions and resulting in
faster searches and less memory requirements.
Current product offerings vary from free to
$29.95 and can be found in the Blackberry section of Beiks’ website:
About Beiks LLC
Beiks LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters
in Dallas, TX. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential
applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows CE®, Sharp
Zaurus® and J2ME®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BDicty
Dictionary Reader, one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on
the market. Beiks' product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250
titles across all major mobile platforms. Those include the award-winning BDicty
Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk and Karateka, the
Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar personal
organizer and many others.
RIM and Blackberry are registered trademarks of
Research In Motion, Inc.
Palm, Palm OS and PalmSource are registered trademarks of, and Palm Powered is a
trademark of, Palm Trademark Holding Company, LLC. Other brands may be
trademarks of their respective owners.
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