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Site news archive 2004

21.12.2004    “As you like it,” or much to do about LingvoSoft Dictionaries
 Another release, and yet another update, the LingvoSoft developers stay restless until they make all Pocket PC lovers “dictionary happy and satisfied”. Just launch one of these dictionaries and in the bottom right corner you will find a switch for selecting a virtual keyboard. Our original keyboards have distinct personalities; they carry various settings options and are able to automatically adjust to your choice of a dictionary; so to say, the keyboards want to apply to the language you are currently using. And what magnificent keyboards we have! They can even display European diacritics on devices with non-European ROM. You learn more, with LingvoSoft dictionaries

LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Portuguese
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Latin
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Serbian
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary English <-> Turkish
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary English <-> Portuguese
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary English <-> Latin
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary English <-> Serbian
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary English <-> Croatian
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Croatian

02.12.2004    The Ripe and Crispy LingvoSoft Dictionaries for your Pocket PC
 Now, LingvoSoft gives you 3 brand new releases, and 7 updates! Never before, had we offered English–Albanian, Bulgarian or Hungarian Talking Dictionaries for sale. We have also refreshed the line of our existing Talking and Non-Talking applications. Check out the smashing Word Grabber feature – it automatically copies any highlighted text from other applications into the dictionary and offers translations of it, and in the talking versions… Ready? The highlighted text is pronounced! Also, the new LingvoSoft Dictionaries for Pocket PC can now do the translating in the Landscape mode! And choosy users can split the window horizontally OR vertically. These, and more nifty gadgets make our dictionaries, simply better. LingvoSoft – the smart way to get smart with your Pocket PC.

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01.12.2004    Lingo TT-9000TS speaks 9 languages!
 Lingo TT-9000TS speaks 9 languages! It also has a handy touch screen and stylus, a dainty leather case, headphones and amazing sound. With this kind of an intelligent device you are all set to go on a world tour, you won’t need much more on your trip: you’ll already have a calculator, a converter, world time and an address book. But this Lingo’s most valuable asset is its phrasebook: it stores thousands of useful phrases and expressions that you’ll find absolutely indispensable everywhere you go.

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22.11.2004    Nine new and nine updated LingvoSoft dictionaries for Palm OS are up for grabs.
 A total of 18 releases! LingvoSoft offers nine brand new Talking and nine improved Non-talking Dictionaries for Palm OS. Each dictionary holds a bidirectional word database of 400,000 words and phrases, available in English to\from Albanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian or Swedish. These products include our classic features such as MorphoFinder smart searching, Vector Ultima spell-checker, back translation and quick searching by the Input Line. The Talking versions are equipped with English speech synthesis, meaning that your Palm will know how to pronounce any English word (not limited to dictionary entries). LingvoSoft Dictionaries – the smart way to get smart with your Palm OS.

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22.10.2004    Get a feel for the new look of LingvoSoft!
 Come into the warm, sunny realm of LingvoSoft products, they are made to make the world come closer to an understanding, helping people communicate and take in its diversity. Experience the bright and comprehensive design of our online software outlet. The products you’ll find here will help you learn, translate, and speak foreign languages. The catalogue is built for YOUR convenience, it is easy to locate the software items you want, for any of the four platforms (Palm OS, Pocket PC, Symbian OS, and Windows). means great service sections, such as Free Downloads, Online Dictionaries, Gift Center, Forum, and Support. We are proud of our new creation, enjoy it!

11.10.2004    Our newest English-Spanish bidirectional dictionary has a huge high-resolution touch screen!
 The new ECTACO Partner ES B-3 doesn’t just have an awesome, unusually large screen with a backlight; it has a slick new body as well. The dictionary holds 450,000 entries and will pronounce words and phrases in both English and Spanish. Among the cool linguistic features included, you will find the Vector Ultima™ spell checker, idioms, irregular verbs, transcriptions and our signature FlashCards. The device is more than a dictionary, it is an MP3 player and has an MMC slot, and a MultiMedia Card comes as part of the package!

Learn more about English <-> Spanish Talking Dictionary and Travel Phrasebook

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01.10.2004    ECTACO has finally created a translation tool for tough travelers!
 ECTACO Travel SpeechGuard TL-4 understands thousands of English phrases pronounced by users, translates them into seven popular languages and voices the translations. There are many topics to choose from, convenient voice navigation and everything else to make this device user-friendly. This model has a backlight, an extra durable battery and a waterproof case – all to help it withstand the harsh conditions of tough traveling. Here, at ECTACO, we know that you can’t risk loosing your electronic interpreter, and modeled our SpeechGuard on a dictionary made for the US Army. Europe, Africa or Asia, everywhere you go, bring it with you!

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24.09.2004    Create your own FlashCards database with FlashCards Builder!
 Who are we to tell you which words to memorize? Here, at LingvoSoft we try to follow the modern language learning trends and to put together word databases optimized to give you support in many situations. But who knows what you need best? Exactly, you do! So now, you can simply download your copy of the LingvoSoft FlashCards Builder for free and get down to creating your own memorization lists. With LingvoSoft FlashCards and your personal word databases you will acquire languages efficiently, so get powered for effective communication today!

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16.09.2004    LingvoSoft Dictionaries for Sony Ericssons!

Owners of Sony Ericsson mobiles now have the pleasure of looking up words in LingvoSoft dictionaries especially designed for the P800 and P900 Sony Ericsson series. All dictionaries are bidirectional and hold about 400 000 words and phrases. Five language combinations are now made available, English with Dutch, French, German, Russian or Spanish. Looking up words has never been easier!

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16.08.2004    Ace the SAT with ECTACO SAT-Words Tutor SAT-1600!
 ECTACO has released the ultimate SAT prep tool. Our new solution makes painless studying possible. How are you supposed to know which words to memorize? Simple! You totally rely on the Words Tutor – it has over 5000 preselected SAT words for you to memorize while playing. This compact handheld device fits into your pocket and holds 5 linguistic games to be played in many situations where traditional studying methods will not do.

Click here to learn more about the ECTACO SAT-Words Tutor SAT-1600

16.08.2004    You can now enjoy our CyberDict the 8th!
 It is a Thai<->English<-Chinese Handheld Talking Dictionary of color. It is abundant in the number of dictionaries with Multimedia Features and it offers Video English Learning! It speaks both Thai and English and will do you good whether you are planning a trip to Thailand or on your way to mastering English. It is solid model, delivering superb entertainment features and is a fantastic linguistic reference.

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27.07.2004    Get updates for the 19 ECTACO FlashCards for Mobiles!
 The entire selection of our ‘play & learn languages fast’ ECTACO FlashCards for Mobile Phones and Symbian OS has been updated. They are even better now. We’ve done everything to make the learning and memorization processes run even smoother for you. Download the updated versions now, and get down to playing.

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27.07.2004    Attention! The Universal Handhelds section now offers Smartphones.
 There you will find the ECTACO PD Talk Dictionary G18 – a compact handheld device combining the major features of a cell phone, a PDA, a photo camera, includes an entire shelf-worth of Ectaco dictionaries and much-much more. It comes packaged with an array of useful and pleasant little extras; it is truly amazing how much functionality fits into this tiny assistant!

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07.07.2004    Eight more ECTACO FlashCards for Mobile Phones are now out!

Eight more language combinations are waiting to be installed on your Mobile Phone. Now,
learning Bulgarian, Bosnian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian and Albanian
is fun and games! ECTACO is expanding the line of FlashCards products, striving to help you
expand your vocabulary – the easy way. No stress, homework or teachers involved, no need
to set aside the time for studying. Wherever you are – your mobile’s with you, use it to the full
extent, learn languages on the go.

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07.07.2004    The East meets the West to successfully cooperate within this splendid Vietnamese and English dictionary.

Effective communication is hard enough to sustain, not to mention the cultural differences and the language barriers that are always working against it. The electronic dictionary ECTACO now offers: the GD-305V, Kim Ti Dien English<->Vientamese<->English Talking Dictionary was designed to temper the problems of misunderstanding and to enhance your cross-cultural experiences. This handheld’s bilingual business organizer, built-in travel guide, flash memory, bilingual voice synthesis and much-much more empower you to travel and learn at ease. Take advantage of this unit, it is worth it!

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17.06.2004    The joy of learning with ECTACO FlashCards is waiting to be discovered by Mobile Phone users!
 The joy of learning with ECTACO FlashCards is waiting to be discovered by Mobile Phone users! Our four entertaining linguistic games were especially designed to run on your mobile and work to expand your vocabulary. Six language combinations have been released, so now, when asked “What are you doing on the phone?” – You can proudly say “I am learning new words”!

Your little smart phone with our application on it will know about 3000 of widely used words and 4000 special terms, in Medical, Law, Business and Computer fields. Use your phone to help you get fit for translation tasks and to train your memory. Enjoy!

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18.05.2004    Four more ECTACO Dictionaries for Mobile Phones have become available!
 Now, if you need help in translating from English into Spanish, French, German or Dutch and back, you will be able to get it from your mobile phone, having installed a corresponding ECTACO software dictionary on your mobile device. Each dictionary has a word and phrase bank of 400,000 entries, fitted with the part-of-speech information, it also gives you various lexical meanings!

These capable translation software engines are specially designed to work on your phone and comply with the highest dictionary standards. Let your mobile phone do more, let it be your mobile dictionary as well!

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30.04.2004    Chose from among the 24 PhraseBook applications that ECTACO has created for your Pocket PCs!
 When traveling, you have enough to think about! Let the ECTACO PhraseBook worry about looking for the right phrases in Russian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Japanese or Chinese. There are approximately 3000 phrases included to cover your day-to-day traveler activities, organized into 15 topics for easy browsing. The Quick Search, Letter Recognition and Word Pronunciation functions will ensure fast and effective communication, making you stay in a foreign country all the more enjoyable.

To learn more about PhraseBook applications, please press here.

14.04.2004    ECTACO English <-> Russian Partner Dictionary for Mobile Phones - is the first dictionary for Smartphones!
 This amazing dictionary will make your Smartphone even smarter! It has a large stock of words, yet low memory consumption. Quick search and back translation functions will make it easy for you to get translations fast and be sure that you got them right. Wherever you are, your phone and our dictionary will help you communicate successfully! You already carry your phone around; why not get two useful devices in one body?

To view more info on this product, or to see if it is compatible with your mobile phone, please click here.

09.04.2004    Discover the fun and effective FlashCards from ECTACO!
 If you are a Palm OS user, pick from among the ten language combinations available and start expanding your vocabulary today! Each language suit offers four entertaining games, giving you the chance to test your spelling, learn new words and acquire translation skills. The FlashCards vocabulary base includes 3000 of widely used words and 4000 terms from the Medical, Business and Computer fields.

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15.03.2004    The ECTACO English<->Dutch Talking Partner Dictionary for Palm OS has become available.
 Equipped with a Text-to-Speech synthesizer, it will voice English words for you. A database of 400,000 words and phrase will give you plenty to listen to. Quick back translation and search function, along with easy switching between the languages will make this dictionary your favorite!

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05.03.2004    The arrival of EGP430T – the latest addition to our classic 400 talking dictionary series!
 We are proud to present the new English<->German<->Polish talking dictionary from our most popular signature series. Featuring the bilingual (English and German) voice synthesis – it is a winning choice for those who value quality and reasonable price.

The dictionary is a treasury of linguistic functionality at work: besides the advanced voice synthesis, it features phrase book, advanced grammar reference, smart search function, spell-checker function giving you the opportunity to choose form the list of suggested spellings.

To learn more about EGP430T, click here

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20.02.2004    We are announcing the arrival of KD800 - the new advanced Korean-English talking dictionary.
 This dictionary is one of the most advanced linguistic tools for this much demanded language combination. Uniting the expanded vocabulary base and the newest technologically advanced voice synthesis features, this handheld electronic dictionary is definitely a top choice.

Featuring such technologically advanced features as animated grammar guides and writing practice drills, this device is superb when it comes to study, continuous language practice, or maintaining business communication with partners overseas.

The talking phrasebook features multilingual voice synthesis and will become your trusted associate when you need to learn the basic verbal communication in Korean, Chinese, Japanese or English.

For more information on this dictionary, please click here

KD800 is available from our online store

19.02.2004    New addition to Pocket PC software line – English-Dutch talking dictionary!
 We are proud to present our English-Dutch talking dictionary – our latest dictionary software release for Pocket PC platform!

At Ectaco we strive to deliver the best linguistic products. This is why we are constantly developing our product line. Our software collection features software titles for over 35 languages. We develop multilingual applications for all standard PC and PDA platforms.

Today we are happy to announce the addition to our language line. Please welcome the arrival of the new English-Dutch talking dictionary for Pocket PC!

Our new dictionary is an advanced linguistic tool, and will satisfy the most discriminating customer.

This dictionary’s centerpiece is the advanced English-language synthesis - the ability to pronounce any English words; this function is not limited to dictionary entries.

WordGrabber™ function allows you to select the words and copy and paste between the dictionary and other open applications.

To get more information on this dictionary, please click here for detailed information.

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14.01.2004    Franklin dictionaries’ collection now available on our site
 ECTACO is happy to present the collection of Franklin dictionaries. These linguistic reference tools are designed for multidisciplinary reference, study and communication and include various dictionaries, handheld language tutors and electronic Bibles.

Franklin Language Master will replace the whole bookshelf worth of language reference materials, for it includes 130,000 words, 300,000 definitions, 500,000 thesaurus entries, a Grammar Guide, and so much more. Use the large screen and display to share a definition or a game with a friend. Type in words, get the definitions and listen to them…

Or, if you pursue foreign language study, pick a Franklin Speaking Spanish Professor Speaking English->Spanish dictionary with an 8-line display. Easy and fun to use. Includes over 350,000 translations, ClariSpeech™, Advanced verb conjugations, Cultural notes, Travelers` phrases, Grammar Guide, and much more…

Or, pick famous King James Bible, or authoritative International Edition Bible and you will always be able to find your favorite verses and passages, plus you can instantly check the biblical terms, if you should require an explanation…

Check out Franklin collection, you won’t be disappointed!

13.01.2004    ECTACO is happy to announce the arrival of our new ML series dictionary
 We are proud to present the new English <-> German <-> Polish talking dictionary from our most popular signature series. Featuring the bilingual (English and German) voice synthesis – it is a winning choice for those who value quality and reasonable price.

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