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BEIKS announces full bi-directional English-Russian dictionary for BlackBerry handhelds

DALLAS (January 20, 2005) - - Beiks LLC, the world leader in language and reference solutions for mobile devices, announces the first complete bi-directional English-Russian dictionary for BlackBerry handhelds.

This is the first ever application to allow BlackBerries to take input in a language beyond the built-ins provided by RIM. It does so by automatically translating every key stroke from the device's keyboard to its phonetic equivalent in the Cyrillic alphabet, a solution known as "phonetic keyboard layout" or simply "QWERTY" and widely popular among most foreign language users.

The comprehensive Russian-English-Russian dictionary features an average of 23,000 basic terms in each direction, often with multiple translations and examples. It is tailored to the needs of the casual business or pleasure travelers challenged with colloquial Russian when access to a desktop translator or reference guide is either not accessible or inconvenient.

Based on the Beiks reference technology used in other language and specialized reference solutions, the English-Russian dictionary for BlackBerry comes optimized for easy one-hand operation, minimal memory requirements and optimal speed. Once installed the dictionary does NOT require or utilize network connection.

The like the other language dictionaries available by Beiks, the English-Russian dictionary is available as two individual titles (English-Russian and Russian-English) at $19.95 each or in a bundle for $29.95.

All Beiks reference solutions are designed to work on the newer generation of J2ME BlackBerry devices running OS 3.6 and higher, including the latest BlackBerry 7100 models. Beiks' proprietary database format especially developed for BlackBerry devices allows all reference data to be highly compressed, making the most of the RIM J2ME extensions and resulting in faster searches and lower memory requirements.

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 BlackBerry. 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.

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