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BEIKS updates its dictionary line for BlackBerry phones, adds media card support

DALLAS (June 03, 2008) - - BEIKS LLC announces new version of the BEIKS Dictionary Reader for BlackBerry® smart phones with support for media cards and no cost to upgrade.

The application is the core engine behind the BEIKS mobile references series best known for the language dictionaries, talking travel phrasebooks and spelling checkers.

In contrast to most BlackBerry specific applications that rely on the platform's famous always-on connectivity to supply the information needed by the user, the BEIKS reference series store data locally.

"There clearly are pros and cons to both approaches and for the purpose of supplying less dynamic content like a language reference we have found that the local database presence works better" said Bobby Kolev, president of BEIKS.

The biggest problem to this approach has been the available device memory. Important data such as email history, contacts and media files tend to eat up resources quickly and that does not work well with the already large reference data needed by BEIKS' solutions.

RIM has recognized and addressed the problem by supplying the devices with the ability to utilize an external media card with significant storage capacity.

With the new dictionary release BEIKS introduces full support for media cards in the BlackBerry devices. All large dictionary data can now be stored on the external card , thus leaving more room for applications and other critical files that can not be stored on a card.

The new media-card friendly applications can be installed through a desktop or wirelessly, with the help of BEIKS' BeFTP file transfer application or any other application providing transfer between a file server and the device's media card.

The new release also adds some interface and usability improvements.

Registered users can get the updated applications at http://blackberry.beiks.com or directly from their handhelds at http://mobile.beiks.com .

There is no cost to upgrade to the latest version and all BEIKS users are invited to so do.

For volume licenses and other sales inquiries please contact sales@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 applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows Mobile® and BlackBerry®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BEIKS Dictionary Reader (BDicty), one of the most popular dictionary series 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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