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BEIKS localization kit InterType for Palm handhelds simplifies installing extra languages on Palm Tungsten models

New Palm localization application release adds Russian, Turkish, Greek and more to Tungsten T5


DALLAS (November 24, 2004) - - Today Beiks LLC announced the new version of its popular localization kit InterType for Palm powered handhelds.

InterType allows users to read and enter data in languages other than the ones provided by the device manufacturer.
Currently, it allows adding support for Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Russian, Greek and Turkish.

The newly released version adds support for the recently announced Tungsten T5 model, as well as general improvements in the support for the Tungsten models with soft input keyboards like Tungsten T3/T5.

"Localization is pretty much essential for anyone whose native language is not among the ones built in the original device configuration. Even if you know English or German or Spanish well enough, if you are a native Russian speaker, you would likely be receiving emails in Russian, reading Russian websites and having contacts in Russian. Therefore, you would likely need to have Russian localization for Palm, not just an application-by-application solution.
Without attempting to completely turn the device to a Russian or Greek or Turkish one, InterType addresses the very need to be able to read and write other languages in every application", said Bobby Kolev, president of Beiks.

InterType retails for $19.95, which price include all supported languages. It does not, however, allow text to be entered via Grafitti.
Competing solutions' average cost was found to be over $29.95 for a single language.

About Beiks LLC
Beiks LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential reference, education and entertainment applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows Mobile® and Pocket PC® and the popular BlackBerry® email solution platform.
Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its Beiks 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 Beiks Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk, Karateka® and Pilot Lines, the Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar family planning organizer and many others.
The company’s Medical Dictionary was honored as Best Medical Application in the Handango Champion Awards of 2003 and 2004.


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