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Samsung Integrates ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary Software into DuoS Mobile Phones Available in Russia

Samsung’s Popular Dual SIM Card Phone Features ABBYY’s Acclaimed Dictionary Software Built into It


Moscow, Russia (December 26, 2007) — ABBYY Russia announces that ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software is now built into Samsung’s OS and offered on its popular DuoS D880 mobile phone to customers in Russia. This integration manifests the ever-strengthening relationship between Samsung and ABBYY. In 2006, the companies signed a contract providing integration of ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software into all Samsung notebooks supplied to the Russian market. Then, in early 2007 certain Samsung phone models offered in European countries and Indonesia were equipped with ABBYY Business Card Reader application.

Today, ABBYY Lingvo is available on Samsung D880 DuoS enabling users to have instant access to word translations and phrasebooks. This phone model is especially beneficial for travelers, because they can simultaneously use two SIM cards with local and home numbers thus cutting roaming charges. Now, equipped with Lingvo, Samsung DuoS makes a great travel companion.

ABBYY’s partner in Korea, DIOTEK Co., Ltd., a software development expert for embedded applications, played a major role in integrating ABBYY Lingvo software. DIOTEK is also Samsung’s long-time partner for integrating Korean dictionaries into Samsung phones. The largest and most complete Lingvo Universal dictionary base was provided for this project. The result of the collaboration between DIOTEK’s engineers and Samsung’s project group is the ABBYY Lingvo dictionary seamlessly built into Samsung interface.

“This deal is one from the series of similar projects when mobile vendors are interested in integrating ABBYY Lingvo into own operating systems,” comments Helen Pospelova, Head of International Sales Department at ABBYY Russia. “The demand for mobile versions of electronic dictionaries, data capture technologies and many other intelligent applications is gaining momentum, and I think that soon these applications will become basic functionalities offered by mobile vendors.”         

About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has just been named as the number one consumer electronics brand in the world* and is an acknowledged leader in the digital convergence revolution. Since its inception in 1969, Samsung has successfully transitioned from an analogue driven product line to a cutting-edge and award-winning digital innovator that is currently the world's number one manufacturer of CDMA mobile phones, LCD and CRT monitors, DRAM memory chips and microwave ovens. With worldwide electronic product sales of $US36.9 billion, over 75,000 employees and a global network in 47 countries, Samsung is truly a global giant and has been recognized as one of the world's top 100 Brands by BusinessWeek magazine. http://www.samsung.com/

About DIOTEK Co. Ltd.
DIOTEK Co., Ltd. is a leading developer of mobile solutions for mobile devices such as PDA and next-generation mobile phones such as smartphone. The main business areas include handwriting recognition, dictionary software, mobile OCR, and mobile entertainment. http://www.diotek.co.kr/eng/

About ABBYY Russia
ABBYY Russia is a member of ABBYY Group, a leading developer of document recognition, data capture and linguistics technologies. Leading products from ABBYY include the FineReader line of recognition software and development tools and FlexiCapture line of dynamic data capture solutions. Companies that license ABBYY recognition technologies include Anoto, Banctec, BenQ, Cardiff, DICOM/Kofax, EMC/Captiva, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, ReadSoft, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Stellent, Sumitomo Electric Systems, and Toshiba. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow with offices in Germany, Japan, the UK, the USA, and Ukraine. For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/ and http://www.abbyy.ru/

Contacts:

Lyudmila Bulavkina
Director for Marketing Communication
ABBYY Russia
Phone: +7 495 783 37 00
E-mail: lbulavkina@abbyy.com

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