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BEIKS Introduces New Version of its Handheld Dictionary for Palm Powered Smart Mobile Devices

New version offers talking foreign language phrasebooks and support for full text searches

 
SAN JOSE (PalmSource Conference) February 10, 2004 - - Beiks LLC announces a new version of its popular BDicty Dictionary Reader for Palm OS
® that includes full text search capabilities for ARM-based Palm Powered™ devices. BDicty, the first dictionary reader to take advantage of the power and performance of ARM processors, scans the entire lexicon within seconds enabling the user to quickly search for words or phrases.

“Beiks continually strives to deliver very functional, powerful dictionary solutions that make Palm Powered smart mobile devices powerful tools for mobile professionals—especially for those who must travel regularly and need access to quick translation of foreign phrases,” said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing for PalmSource. “We believe BDicty’s support for ARM-based Palm Powered devices, and now with enhanced text search capabilities, makes it an excellent choice for those who need handy access to words and definitions.”

“BDicty is one of those applications that is an essential add-on, and once it is used for the first time, people wonder how they lived without it,” said Bobby Kolev, president of Beiks LLC. “The newest version performs full text searches with near instantaneous results, delivering on our promise of providing the most robust and useful handheld dictionary on the market.”

BDicty Dictionary is available in two versions, Light and Pro. Both versions can open and work with any of the lexicon data files designed for BDicty—including the most recent addition of talking foreign language phrasebooks, which audibly tell users how to properly pronounce a word or phrase. The BDicty Pro version includes high-level features such as faster speed and the ability to access a BDicty dictionary from within other applications (for example, users can look up the meaning of a word in an eBook document without having to close the viewer application to launch BDicty). The Light version of BDicty is free while the Pro version costs US$10.00. Volume discounts for corporate and education customers are available.

BDicty works with the entire collection of dictionary lexicons available from Beiks’ Web site at www.beiks.com, including languages, phrase books for travelers, and professional, medical and scientific terminologies, among others. Beiks’ collection of dictionaries is the largest assortment of international dictionaries and phrase books available for mobile devices.
 

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 J2ME®. 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. Those include the award-winning BDicty Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk and Karateka, the Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar personal organizer and many others.

Palm, Palm OS and PalmSource are registered trademarks of, and Palm Powered is a trademark of, Palm Trademark Holding Company, LLC. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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TalonPR, Inc.
785-273-9660
kevin@talonpr.com

 
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