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For Olympians and Fans That Say “It’s Greek to Me,” BEIKS Announces Greek Talking Phrasebooks for Palm OS Handheld Computers

DALLAS (August 16, 2004) - - Olympic athletes and fans from all over the world are converging on Athens for the start of the 2004 Summer Olympiad. As if world class competition and dealing with hordes of people were not grueling enough, overcoming language hurdles will be one of the toughest challenges faced over the next couple of weeks. To help ease the language barrier faced by English, German, Spanish, French and Italian athletes and fans, Beiks LLC announces the launch of the company’s first Greek Talking Phrasebook for Palm OS handheld computers.

Beiks LLC, the world leader in reference and language titles for mobile devices, has enabled anyone with a Palm OS PDA or smartphone (such as the popular Treo 600) to quickly look up commonly used words or phrases in their native language and hear the phrase verbally stated in Greek.

This particular talking phrasebook is the first to leverage Beiks’ new dictionary engine, allowing users to install the phrasebook without requiring a localization toolkit—a savings of US$20 to $40.

Beiks’ collection of dictionaries is the largest assortment of international dictionaries and phrasebooks available for mobile devices. International travelers can pick from among a large assortment of phrasebooks and dictionaries for most commonly used languages.

All talking phrasebooks are available at for US$19.95. The list of available talking phrasebooks for Palm OS devices can be found at An assortment of talking phrasebooks are also available for Pocket PC and Windows Mobile Smartphone devices. The Greek talking phrasebook for Pocket PC will be launched in approximately 30 days.

About Beiks LLC
Beiks LLC ( is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas. 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.

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