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
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
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
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
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.
company’s Medical Dictionary was honored as Best Medical Application in the
Champion Awards of 2003 and 2004.
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