ABBYY BCR 3.0 for the iPhone Retrieves Contact Information from the Web

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[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone(R), the next evolution of its business card reading and contact management application. Version 3.0 expands the basic functionality of the application - capture of data from business cards and saving it to the mobile address book - with new features such as the ability to search for information about new contacts across popular social and business networks and Google Maps. The new unique functions of the application together allow business users to streamline contact management and reduce time spent on manual entry.

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone automatically transfers key information from business cards directly to the iPhone address book, allowing users to not only create new contact records, but also efficiently update existing ones. Leveraging the iPhone's camera and ABBYY's text recognition technology, the application intelligently locates each type of contact information (e.g. name, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.) on a card and saves it into proper data fields. Additionally, ABBYY Business Card Reader reads text in 17 languages including multilingual business cards.

"We try to understand and anticipate practical needs and preferences of our customers," said Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of the Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "As a result, the new version of our business card reading solution for the iPhone expands users' opportunities beyond traditional contact management. Its users can find and collect thorough information about a contact literally on the go."

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone allows mobile workers to quickly learn more about a company or individual, via the ability to search across social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as in Hoover's business database, directly from within the application. This capability provides mobile workers with insight into the contacts they make beyond what is included on their business card. The application also allows the user to look up a new address captured from a business card with Google Maps without requiring it to be saved in the mobile address book.

Version 3.0 further simplifies work with the application by highlighting uncertain characters in the captured text, eliminating the need to visually check all the data. In addition, it now comes with a new intuitive interface to bring more convenience, ease and joy of using the application.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation)
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 12.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Version 3.0 expands the basic functionality - capture of data from business cards and saving it to the mobile address book - with new features such as the ability to search information about new contacts across social networks. It simplifies work with the application by highlighting uncertain characters in the captured text, eliminating the need to visually check all the data.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. 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. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, 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.

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