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BEIKS updates all talking phrase books for Palm, adds new languages

DALLAS (December 26, 2005) - - BEIKS LLC today announced a major upgrade in its talking phrase books series for the popular Palm platform.

The talking phrase books are compact electronic versions of the classic paperback phrase books widely used by international travelers and, commonly, by language students. BEIKS was the first company to introduce such phrase books to the Palm community of mobile users, as well as the first to enhance them with audio pronunciations by native language speakers.

Today's release brings the following key enhancements and changes:

  • All phrase books are now available in the following major languages:  English, German, French, Spanish and Italian; in other words, any native speaker of one of the above countries can get a completely localized application in their language

  • Three new target languages were added, bringing the total to thirteen.
    The BEIKS Talking phrase books are now available in these configurations:

    English,German, Spanish, French and Italian
    English, French, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese (EU) and Russian

  • All Palm based phrasebooks' trial downloads offered through BEIKS website now allow instant activation of the full product functionality upon entering a device-specific unlocking code. Prior versions required separate download and installation of the full product version.
    This feature is a response to direct customer demand for instant product feature activation, which is often critical (e.g. in the few minutes before the airplane takes off).

  • The phrase books are now powered by the new BEIKS Dictionary Reader 5.9 and utilize the extra "focus" navigation system found in recent Palm handhelds like Treo 600, Treo 650, Tungsten X and LifeDrive

For a list of all BEIKS phrase books for Palm please go

The upgrade is free to registered customers.
Depending on how they run the upgrade process they may have or have not to enter an unlocking code. Unlocking codes for each purchased phrase book are available at no additional cost upon logging in to the BEIKS' registered users page at the BEIKS web site.

BEIKS LLC ( 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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