Company delivers first dictionary to display Cyrillic characters on BlackBerry
DALLAS (December 14, 2004) - - Beiks LLC, the world
leader in reference and language titles for mobile devices, announces the launch
of its English-Russian Dictionary for RIM BlackBerry devices. Beiks is the first
company to enable the display and use of languages not natively supported by
BlackBerries such as those based on Cyrillic, Greek or Hebrew. In particular,
Cyrillic is vital for proper display of the Russian language.
The company was also the first to deliver full offline
solutions for language, medical, law, business and other reference dictionaries
for BlackBerry devices.
The comprehensive English to Russian
Dictionary for BlackBerry, which features 20,000 unique English terms, is
designed for the needs of English-speaking professionals challenged with
communicating in colloquial Russian when access to a desktop translator or
reference guide is either not accessible or convenient. Its content is focused
on the business environment and commonly-used business terms and can thus be of
a great use to business travelers or translators.
Based on the mobile industry standard Beiks Dictionary
Reader, the Beiks English to Russian Dictionary is specially optimized for
one-hand operation, minimal memory requirements and optimal access speed. Once
installed the dictionary does NOT require or utilize network connection.
The Beiks reference solutions are designed to work on
the newer generation of J2ME Blackberry devices running OS 3.6 and higher.
Beiks’ proprietary database format especially developed for BlackBerry devices
allows all reference data to be highly compressed, making the most of RIM J2ME
extensions and resulting in faster searches and less memory requirements. Other
versions of the Beiks Dictionary Reader series are available for Palm OS, Pocket
PC and Linux devices, with promises for Symbian series support early next year.
Current product offerings vary from free to $29.95 and
can be found in the BlackBerry section of Beiks’ website at www.beiks.com.
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
language and reference solutions for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®,
Windows CE®, Sharp Zaurus® and BlackBerry®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known
for its Beiks Dictionary Reader /BDicty/, 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
family planner Woman Calendar and many others.
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