ABBYY Launches Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 with New Language Learning Tool

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[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS, a versatile dictionary and translation application for Apple(R) mobile devices. The new product introduces Lingvo cards, an interactive tool for memorizing words and phrases while on the go. Its close integration with the extensive dictionary content of ABBYY Lingvo(R) helps iPhone(R) and iPad(R) users learn languages more effectively enjoying the process.

"Over 70 percent users of ABBYY Lingvo use the dictionary for learning foreign languages, and many of them were asking us to create a tool to help them memorize words and phrases" commented Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "New Lingvo cards makes a very natural addition to the dictionary, simplifying their task. It also provides people with the opportunity to master a language by taking advantage of any idle moment while on the go."

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS allows users of Apple devices to access vocabulary of many languages at once, with more than 250 general translation, explanatory, idiomatic and specialized dictionaries available for download and purchase*. It also provides an advanced photo translation function** that offers the easiest way to look-up and translate words by photographing them with the iPhone camera. Its dictionary entries contain various linguistic information, such as: translation alternatives, phonetic spelling, audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, word-use examples and inflected forms of the headword.

Lingvo cards enables users to create easy-to-use learning cards for memorizing words and checking themselves periodically with simple lessons at any place and time. The lessons offer two most basic and popular tasks: to refresh or remember translations of foreign words (by reading or listening to their audio pronunciation) and remember a word by its translations displayed on the screen. Learning cards can be created automatically from dictionary entries or manually by typing or copying necessary information from other sources. They can be grouped for different languages and translation directions allowing users to learn more than one language on their device. Users can easily manage their cards according to their individual plan: add new cards with additional information and translation alternatives, exclude words from the lessons or delete them from the program when they are memorized. In addition to several translation alternatives, Lingvo сards may contain audio pronunciations of words, usage examples and any other information a user may find important.

Unlike traditional paper cards for memorizing words, Lingvo cards will never get lost or missed, they won't pile up in multiple places overwhelming language learners with their quantity. A truly convenient and user-friendly tool, ABBYY Lingvo helps users to smooth out and enjoy the process of learning and memorizing. To further improve user experience, ABBYY Lingvo now allows iPhone users to work with dictionaries and learning cards in landscape mode.

The basic dictionary set, available for download within the application for no extra charge, includes 56 dictionaries spanning 27 languages. Additional premium content dictionaries can be added anytime, allowing users to expand their translation capabilities. The full list of premium content dictionaries and the list of language combinations available for translation can be found on ABBYY website.

On the Apple iPhone, the photo translation feature supports instant translation of words in 27 languages. Compatible devices include the Apple iPod(R) touch 2G, 3G and 4G, iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad and the iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G (iOS 4.0 or later). The photo translation function is fully supported on iOS-based devices that can provide high-quality photographs, which include the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS provides user interface in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. For more information about the product, please visit ABBYY website.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 38.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions 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, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer 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. Copyright (C) 2011 ABBYY. All Rights Reserved.

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