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[November 30, 2009]
Sony Ericsson's PlayNow Arena Will Offer Paragon's Best Mobile Apps

Paragon Software Group announced that they have signed a partnership agreement with Sony Ericsson to offer Paragon’s mobile applications through Sony Ericsson’s on-device applications store PlayNowTM arena. Sony Ericsson customers will now be able to personalize their phones even more with a wide range of authoritative reference applications, multilingual ‘talking’ dictionaries in more than 30 languages, popular utility programs for travel and personal time management, and mobile games.

The first product lines from Paragon Software Group offered through the Sony Ericsson application store will include the ‘talking’ dictionaries and reference works, the ‘Handy’ utility product line (9 applications) and the popular solitaire game bundle – Can’t Stop Solitaires Collection.

[November 25, 2009]
Handy Tools Pack for Your Feedback

Epocware, the subsidiary of Paragon Software Group, announces Online Feedback Contest for all S60 users and enthusiasts. The rules are simple, you should just give your feedback on any Epocware’s program for Symbian S60 (3rd Edition or 5th Edition). Every participant will get a 40% discount code on software purchase and 10 best reviewers will be rewarded with Handy Tools Pack (13 applications, worth $129,95).

Three steps to participate in the Contest:
One. Choose any app by Epocware you would like to have.
Two. Install it and test it for free during 2-week trial.
Three. Until 10th of December post your feedback in the Comments to Symbian-Guru and Best of Symbian contest announcements.

Thanks for your honest feedbacks that will help us to make our products better!

[November 20, 2009]
Bilingual VOX Dictionaries for iPhone and iPod touch, S60, Windows Mobile and Android-Based Smartphones

Paragon Software Group, the leading software developer of electronic dictionaries for mobile devices and desktop PCs, releases four ‘talking’ bilingual dictionaries – VOX Spanish-English Dictionary, VOX French-Spanish Dictionary, VOX Italian-Spanish Dictionary and VOX Catalan-Spanish Dictionary for smartphones. Linguistic databases are provided by the leading reference publisher – Larousse Editorial, S.L. The dictionaries contain all varieties of European and Latin American Spanish along with extensive coverage of English, French, Italian and Catalan languages, while Paragon's Slovoed engine compresses the dictionary content to a minimum of memory space at the same time allowing the user to perform multiple learning and word reference functions as quickly as possible.

VOX English-Spanish Dictionary contains 68,000 words and expressions with numerous usage examples, notes of culture, native terminology, phrasal verbs and technical terms.

VOX French-Spanish Dictionary contains more than 30,000 entries and 400,000 translations featuring contemporary vocabulary in culture, technology and politics, as well as acronyms, abbreviations and phonetic transcription for French words.

VOX Italian-Spanish Dictionary covers 30,000 entries with more than 80,000 detailed translations, word spelling and usage samples, as well as Italian phonetic transcriptions.

VOX Catalan-Spanish Dictionary contains 95,000 entries, 180,000 translations, useful expressions, modern vocabulary and semantic explanations. It is the most complete and up-to-date Spanish-Catalan bidirectional dictionary available on the market.

Supported platforms: Symbian S60 , Windows Mobile , Android OS , iPhone/iPod touch

[November 12, 2009]
Translate while you text, tweet and blog using your iPhone and iPod touch with the easy-to-use Harrap’s ‘Talking’ French-English & English-French Dictionary

Paragon Software Group has just released the ‘talking’ Harrap’s English-French & French-English Dictionary for iPhone and iPod touch devices (also, available for Android, BlackBerry, Java, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS). The dictionary is based on the original Harrap's Shorter French Dictionary, the most popular dictionary in the French-speaking world. Harrap’s comprehensive and up-to-date words and translations accompanied by real English and French voice pronunciations, grammar tips, multiple usage samples, learning tools, and free online content updates – provide a new model for dictionaries developed for mobile devices.

Features include:
- Audio pronunciation for 90,000+ words, pre-recorded by native speakers;
- No Internet connection required to use the application: simply download the dictionary once and use it without any further expense;
- Hyperlinks allow users to quickly switch between related entries and language directions;
- "Fuzzy search" and wildcard ("*", "?", etc.) features help to find and translate words even if the user does not remember the exact spelling.
- Words are translated using any grammatical form;
- Flash Card Quiz enables you to add new words to flash cards and test your knowledge as many times as you wish.
- Search History shows the last 100 translated words.

[November 09, 2009]
The Al-Mawrid Al-Qareeb Bidirectional English-Arabic Dictionary Now Speaks on the Smartphone

Paragon Software Group has launched the ‘talking’ Al-Mawrid Al-Qareeb Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionary for the latest series of Windows Mobile devices and iPhone/iPod touch (Symbian S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition versions were released in summer 2009). The most comprehensive coverage of vocabulary in the Arabic-speaking world now comes directly from the oldest and largest publishing and distribution house of Arabic books and educational materials – Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin – available in an easy-to-carry format directly on the mobile phone screen.

The dictionary contains more than 33,000 words, phrases and definitions, and English examples of the most difficult audio pronunciations that the user can listen to directly on the mobile device through the audio module.

Features:
  • Instant dictionary browsing with the touch of a finger
  • English audio pronunciations prerecorded by English native speakers
  • No Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary once and use it without any additional charges
  • Words are translated in any grammatical form
  • Read e-mails, documents, and web pages from the device and get word translations without leaving active applications (for Windows Mobile)
  • "Fuzzy search" and wildcards ("*", "?", etc.) features help to find and translate words even if user do not remember the exact spelling.
  • Hyperlinks between articles and directions to easily switch between related entries
  • Flash Card Quiz enables you to add new words to flash cards and test your knowledge as many times as you wish.
  • Search History shows the last 100 translated words.
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