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Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Edition, Spanish-English & French-English Dictionaries Now Available for iPhone & iPod Touch
Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Edition, Spanish-English & French-English Dictionaries Now Available for iPhone & iPod Touch
[November 10, 2008]

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Katia Shabanova
PR Director
Paragon Software Group
Smart Handheld Devices Division
Phone: +49(0)761-59018-181
E-Mail: kshabanova@paragon-software.com

Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Edition, Spanish-English & French-English Dictionaries Now Available for iPhone & iPod Touch

IRVINE, Calif. – November, 2008 - Paragon Software Group, a leading technology developer for mobile devices and desktop PCs, launches the world-famous Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries for iPhone and iPod touch users. This dictionary line, providing one-click access to comprehensive word and phrase definitions, consists of one explanatory and two bilingual – Spanish-English and French-English dictionaries.

America’s most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged provides the most extensive coverage of American English. Its database contains more than 476,000 entries with more than 143,000 etymologies detailing word origins, 100,000 quotations and 1,100 synonymy paragraphs. Once installed, the dictionary can be accessed anywhere, any time, without Internet connection or additional charges.

Merriam-Webster's French-English Dictionary provides the most extensive coverage of Canadian French with more than 80,000 entry words and phrases and 100,000 translations, as well as abundant examples of words used in context. Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary covers Latin American and European Spanish, and contains more than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations.

The unique Slovoed engine compresses the Merriam-Webster database to a minimum of memory space while allowing users to quickly perform multiple lookups. Users can instantly access words and their definitions and find detailed etymologies—a feature that will be particularly useful for language learners. In addition, Paragon’s software features an easy-to-use, single-click application for instant translations.

Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, Spanish-English & French-English are available for 59.99 USD, 24.99 USD and 24.99 USD, respectively from the Apple Store at http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/. The programs are supported by iPhones with firmware 2.0, iPhone 3G and iPod touch with firmware 2.0.

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group (PSG) is a technology solutions provider to the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets, worldwide. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group actively markets and sells in more than 150 countries and has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan and Russia. PSG consists of two divisions, System Technology, offering solutions for storage management and data safety, and Smart Handheld Devices Division (SHDD & Epocware), offering software for diverse classes of smart handheld devices and desktop PCs (Palm OS, Pocket PC/Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, iPhone & iPod touch), including multilingual on-line handwriting recognition, localization, business and game applications and multilingual dictionaries. To learn more about Paragon Software's diverse product line, please visit:

Storage Management Division:
http://www.paragon-software.com
Smart Handheld Devices Division: http://www.penreader.com
Epocware:http://www.epocware.com

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
Merriam-Webster Inc. acquired the rights to revise and publish Noah Webster’s dictionaries in 1843. Since then, Merriam-Webster has maintained an ongoing commitment to innovation, scholarship, and love of language. Today, the company continues as the leader in both print and electronic language reference publishing with reference products, learning tools, and word games. For more information about the company, visit www.Merriam-Webster.com.

All products, service and company names mentioned in the release are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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