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ABBYY Launches Comprehensive Multilingual Dictionary for Mobile Devices

ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile Delivers Reliable and Versatile Language Content Combined with User-Friendly, Intuitive Software


Moscow, Russia (April 23, 2009) – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced Lingvo x3 Mobile, the most comprehensive multilingual dictionary software for smartphones, PDAs and communicators. ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile contains millions of headwords and phrases in a variety of trusted, up-to-date dictionaries from respected publishers. Designed to operate on mobile devices, it delivers fast and accurate word translation at any time and place, saving people from the need to carry paper volumes, have a laptop computer or Internet connection at hand. ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile supports translation of words and phrases from English, German or Russian into German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and back.

“This dictionary is a result of ABBYY’s vast experience in both linguistic research and software development. It provides a carefully selected set of dictionaries embodied in a compact, easy-to-use and accessible application,” said Katya Solntseva, director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Lingvo Mobile will always be within reach wherever you are – in a meeting, during language classes or when traveling abroad.”

ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile also includes additional useful features such as audio pronunciations and the Lingvo Tutor tool for vocabulary training that enables people to take advantage of the available time to improve their language and communication skills.


Accurate and Reliable Translation of Millions of Words and Phrases
ABBYY’s partnerships with respected, well-known dictionary publishers as well as its own expertise in linguistics and lexicography ensure high quality of the content and word translations. ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile contains bilingual and explanatory dictionaries, including the renowned New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford-Duden, Oxford-Hachette, Oxford-Paravia and others. It also includes Russian-English dictionaries from ABBYY’s own publishing house.

“We are delighted to include Oxford dictionaries in this new exciting application and make them easily accessible for a broader audience,” said Evan Schnittman, Vice President at Oxford University Press. “Having a long and historic tradition of developing and documenting language culture tools, we are constantly seeking new ways to bring the results of our experience and research to people in the “mobile” world. ABBYY’s software solutions give us a perfect partner to reach this goal.”

ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile contains more than 3.5 million headwords and phrases* for all language combinations providing translations for various word senses, word use examples, grammatical information, phonetic spellings and more.


Learning Languages with Lingvo Is Easy and Fun
In addition to its high-quality language content, the dictionary application delivers special features to help users improve their pronunciation and vocabulary while making the process easy and enjoyable. A range of Lingvo x3 Mobile dictionaries provides audio pronunciations** for key words recorded specially for ABBYY by native speakers. Additional information about the correct pronunciation is available in the form of phonetic spellings. It also includes the most up-to-date audio phrasebooks (updated in 2008) that provide translation of common day-to-day phrases. The audio recordings are intended to help users improve their foreign language speaking and listening skills.

ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile also includes Lingvo Tutor, a flash-card vocabulary-training tool available for all types of Windows Mobile devices. Lingvo Tutor allows the user to efficiently memorize unfamiliar words using a range of simple, game-like exercises.  A user can create individual lists of words for memorizing or use one of the sample word lists included.


User-Friendly and Customizable Interface
The interface is designed to make the user’s experience with the dictionary easy and efficient, providing fast, intuitive word look-up. The dictionary entries are specially adapted for small-screen devices and can be viewed in two modes – full and brief entry view. The “brief view” mode shows concise definitions for a given word or phrase with common translations only. In the “full view” mode, the application displays complete information on a given word with all translations, examples and phonetic spellings. Long entries can be easily viewed using the auto scroll function. ***
ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile supports eight interface languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.


Availability
ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile is designed for mobile devices based on Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems. It is now available for purchase in Western Europe and North America through the online store at www.ABBYY.com and www.lingvo.com. A special time-limited trial version will be also available for testing.
For more information about the product, please visit www.lingvo.com.

* Dictionary wordcounts and sums are compiled including data provided by content licensing partners.
** Audio pronunciations for key words are available in English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
*** In the version for Windows Mobile devices only.


About ABBYY
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Taiwan and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.ABBYY.com.

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, Lingvo and FlexiCapture are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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