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Site news archive 2010

29.12.2010    jetBook mini updated to support .gif format!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

22.12.2010    Hungarian and more now added!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

16.12.2010    Slovak and more now added!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

07.12.2010    Hyphenation mode for jetBook mini and much more
 And yet another update for jetBook mini.

01.12.2010    Czech now available for the jetBook® mini!
 Once again we’re happy to introduce another new feature to the ECTACO jetBook® mini!

28.11.2010    Another update of jetBook® Mini firmware
 We are happy to share the good news with everyone. The latest update for the jetBook® Mini has been released and can now be downloaded online at!

25.11.2010    Some more amazing iPhone/iPod Apps from ECTACO
 We have been releasing our Language Teacher and Linguistic Crosswords applications for the iPhone and iPod for some time now. They are usually released every week and are free for only 7 days!

If you do have an iPod or iPhone please make sure to download and rate it, if you don’t, forward it to your friends as a Thanksgiving gift as these programs are truly amazing and helpful for all.

10.11.2010    Firmware update for the jetBook mini
 With only a month after the release we listened to your ideas and have an update already! Get it now for your jetBook® mini on the official site! If you don't have one yet, now is the best time to treat yourself with the smallest and fastest eBook reader to date. Order now the newest ECTACO jetBook® mini as a perfect gift for your family and friends at only $99.95!

09.11.2010    Ectaco Releases First Language Learning Apps for the iPhone, iPod and iPad
 "NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ectaco, Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and translation technology, today introduced the first tier of a fun and easy-to-use Ectaco experience for those with Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. The new applications are the latest release to Ectaco's slate of unique dictionaries and phrasebooks already available in the iTunes App Store, and will be the first and only to provide an interactive language learning experience for its users.

20.10.2010    Ectaco Inc. Introduces the First Official $99 jetBook™ mini, Giving Book Lovers Greater Choice and New Authors a Chance of a Lifetime
 New York, New York – 20, October 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is giving book lovers more choice and greater value in dedicated eBook Reading devices with the addition of the jetBook-mini for just $99. The new jetBook mini, recently revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong, offers the great features of the jetBook family – ultra crisp 5" reflective TFT screen technology with instant page turns, multiple language support and portability – plus a new look and 90 hours of continuous reading time on a single set of 4AAA Enegizer batteries.

14.10.2010    Ectaco Inc. equips entire schools in Ukraine with the jetBook eReader - replacing old and heavy textbooks
 New York, New York – October 13, 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and the manufacturer of the jetBook eReader announced today that it’s participating in a technological breakthrough in Ukraine by replacing old textbooks in city schools with the jetBook.

12.10.2010    ECTACO jetBook mini is finally out!
 We are very glad to share the good news with everybody! Our jetBook mini, the project we have been working on so diligently all these months is being finally available for sale. We are launching a world-wide release today!

11.10.2010    Ectaco SpeechGuard® Assists Military Linguists
The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center utilizes SpeechGuard® to supplement their student’s formal language instruction.

New York, October 11, 2010/PRNewswire – The Ectaco SpeechGuard® continues to grow in response to the resounding language translation needs of local, state, and federal agencies. The handheld speech-to-speech device was initially requested by the Department of Defense to be developed for translation use by the military. It has subsequently become used by many, including law enforcement and Homeland Security divisions throughout the United States. The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center, based in Fort Huachuca, Arizona is providing students of their arduous linguistic programs with SpeechGuard® units.

02.09.2010    A brand new 126 language ECTACO XM500 electronic dictionary has been released!
 ECTACO is proud to present the newest multilingual Partner XM500 talking dictionary which represents the latest generation of the ECTACO 500 series and includes the most recent innovations!

23.07.2010    ECTACO presents a brand new Bluetooth C-Pen scanner!
 ECTACO is happy to inform you that a brand new wireless C-Pen 3.5 handheld scanner has been recently added to our online store. The new Bluetooth operated OCR allows accurate scanning up to 30 feet from your computer or mobile device.

14.07.2010    It happened: Adobe DRM support for ECTACO JetBook and jetBook LITE is now out! Advanced apps and add-ons included.
 "Ectaco Inc. has now added Adobe DRM to all jetBooks and jetBook LITES to provide users with virtually unlimited download capacity from the most popular eBookstores and even local public libraries." Read on the press release

09.06.2010    ECTACO budget series has been expanded to include the newest Russian <-> Finnish talking dictionary!
 ECTACO is pleased to announce its latest release of the new Russian <-> Finnish ECTACO Partner RFn500 Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook - the most reasonably priced translating machine of the kind.

26.05.2010    A top of the range English <-> Indonesian speaking electronic translator by ECTACO!
 The most recent release of a brand new English <-> Indonesian ECTACO Partner EIn900 Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook is definitely a breakthrough in terms of language translation and language learning.

12.05.2010    ECTACO releases the most powerful French <-> Polish electronic translator and handheld scanner!
 ECTACO is proud to present the newest top notch French <-> Polish ECTACO Partner FP900 Grand electronic translator which comes with the GPS attachment and the scanning pen in the standard package.

06.05.2010    Asian languages support for jetBook
 We are glad to inform all those who are interested in our technical endeavors that from now on our jetBook eBook Reader also supports 4 Asian languages - Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese and Hebrew - in addition to the vast collection of European languages it has been supporting.

30.04.2010    ECTACO jetBook Lite product line has been expanded!
 You’ve been asking for an option to choose ECTACO jetBook Lite ereaders in different colours and there you go – you can now choose between the following colours: black, burgundy and white.

20.04.2010    Gear up with the newest Spanish <-> Chinese talking dictionary by ECTACO!
 ECTACO is happy to announce a long-expected release of the new Spanish <-> Chinese ECTACO Partner SC500 which represents the latest generation of our budget series models.

02.04.2010    ECTACO unveils the most powerful Russian <-> French electronic translator!
 Looking for immediate translations between Russian and French? Get equipped with our new ECTACO Partner RF900 which has been specifically designed to meet the highest expectations of potential customers. The new translating machine is completely bilingual i.e. it has both the Russian and French user’s interface which is fully customizable and user-friendly. Along with the regular QWERTY keyboard the RF900 model has a Smart Virtual Keyboard with Audio interface and layout for both languages which makes it very easy to operate. This palm-size device includes the most comprehensive vocabulary of over 170,000 words featuring real human voice output for both languages. Also included is a talking phrasebook containing over 14,000 commonly used phrases in 15 topics. Our interactive Language Teacher system will allow learning the language in no time at all evaluating your pronunciation and offering you lessons you can take at your own pace. On top of that, we have included several exciting linguistic games to help you memorize new words as you play.

19.03.2010    The latest German <-> Italian talking dictionary by ECTACO!
 Meet the first ever German <-> Italian electronic translator covering several specialized dictionaries - our newest ECTACO Partner DI500 which represents the least expensive 500 series models although it has several unique features that are not included in our hi-end translating machines.

26.02.2010    A long-awaited release of the Partner 900 Grand series translators with GPS receiver!
 We are happy to present the new line of the most sophisticated Partner 900 Grand series translating machines which come equipped with the GPS receiver making sure you never get lost while travelling abroad. By simply clipping the tiny GPS attachment on to the device you will be able to locate your own position, time, date, speed, heading and a26itude so you can travel with confidence.

12.02.2010    The first ever hi-end French <-> Arabic electronic text translator has been released!
 We are proud to unveil our latest release – the most powerful French <-> Arabic ECTACO Partner FA900 talking electronic translator which allows translating whole sentences by simply typing them in. The new model easily fits on your palm and is very easy to operate.

18.01.2010    Handheld Emergency Medical English-Haitian Voice Translators Available to Assist Earthquake Relief Efforts
 The ECTACO SpeechGuard MD-5 allows emergency responders and medical personnel in Haiti to benefit from instant speech-to-speech communication

Monday, January 18, 2010, Long Island City, NY - Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, ECTACO, Inc., the worldwide leader in hand-held translation devices releases the first English-Haitian (Creole) Speech-to-Speech Medical translator.

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