LexSpell for BlackBerry reviewed

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BEIKS releases unlimited LexSpell spell checker for RIM® BlackBerry® devices

Dallas (January 25, 2007) — BEIKS LLC, the world leader in mobile language and reference solutions, today announced the release of its popular LexSpell spelling checker for the smash hit BlackBerry smart phones made by Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX:RIM). When installed, the spellchecker allows for quick, easy and reliable proof of outgoing emails or other text.

LexSpell resides on the installed device and does not rely on server components and network coverage to perform its functions. It utilizes a proofing technology and lexical databases developed for over 10 years and used by tens of millions around the world in desktop, server and mobile applications.

Functionality-wise, the spellchecker offers the standard features one would expect and be familiar with from a desktop equivalent – seamless integration into the most popular text entry application, easy invocation, standard and intuitive interface, discovery and highlight of unrecognized words, replacement suggestion list, ability to expand the stock database with new words, editor for the user-added vocabulary etc.

What differentiates LexSpell from other spell checkers available for the BlackBerry are the special code optimization resulting in unprecedented speed/quality ratio and its licensing model.

“Since the beginning there has been a general demand for a spellchecker from our customers and users of the BEIKS dictionaries for BlackBerry, but when users of our LexSpell for Palm® started migrating to BlackBerry and asking for their proofing tool we knew we had to act. There were already a number of proofing solutions available, but customers were saying they were slow, inefficient and expensive. They wanted LexSpell as they knew it from the Palm OS word.”, explained Bobby Kolev, president of BEIKS LLC.

LexSpell for BlackBerry is especially optimized for the Java® virtual machine running on the RIM handhelds, resulting in significant gains in speed and performance.

In response to the call for reasonable pricing BEIKS has decided to provide users with a fully functional, unlimited distributive of the application and leave the financial decision in the hands of the potential customers themselves.

“We decided to adopt the model used by WinZip®, one of the most popular and successful applications in the desktop world. Users get 100% functional application which does not expire in time. They are kindly invited to register for a modest registration price, but they are not anyhow forced to do so. If they think we have done a good job and the registration fee is fair they would hopefully pay it.”, explained Mr. Kolev.

BEIKS reserves the right to change the distribution model and registration fee at any given time and without prior notice.

LexSpell is available for immediate download directly to the BlackBerry via the mobile web site of the company http://mobile.beiks.com.

The full product page can be found at the BEIKS site for the web at http://blackberry.beiks.com/spellchecker.asp .

The asked registration fee is $10.00 and is only valid for individual users. Enterprise and commercial licenses are subject to different conditions, negotiated directly with BEIKS.

LexSpell requires roughly 650 kB of free device memory (per language) and will run on any BlackBerry device with OS version 4.0 or higher.

About BEIKS LLC

BEIKS LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas, TX. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows CE®, Sharp Zaurus® and BlackBerry®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BDicty Dictionary Reader, one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on the market. Beiks’ product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250 titles across all major mobile platforms.

RIM and BlackBerry are registered trademarks of Research In Motion, Inc. Palm is a registered trade mark of Palm, Inc and Palm OS is a trademark of ACCESS Ltd. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Jim

    Just FYI if you open the LexSpell standalone app, and select “Configure Lexspell” from the menu (that appears when you click the wheel) there is an option near the bottom that says “Assume first letter is correct” this seems to be ticked by default and might explain your problem with “dometimes”?

  • Jim

    Just FYI if you open the LexSpell standalone app, and select “Configure Lexspell” from the menu (that appears when you click the wheel) there is an option near the bottom that says “Assume first letter is correct” this seems to be ticked by default and might explain your problem with “dometimes”?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Steve St. Pierre

    Sorry about the oversight, Jim. Definitely a mistake on my part.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Steve St. Pierre

    Sorry about the oversight, Jim. Definitely a mistake on my part.

  • http://1337.cx/ phlo

    I suppose you wrote this post on the run, right? If not you might want to check grammar rules for plurals and possessives again. The latter does not, under any circumstances, generate apostrophes, so the plural forms of “app”, “PIN” and “email” are “apps”, “PINs”, “emails”.
    Being proud of your grammar and getting pwnd by a non-native speaker is bad. Very bad :p

    Btw: No offense meant, just wanted to de-prouderize you a bit :)

  • http://1337.cx phlo

    I suppose you wrote this post on the run, right? If not you might want to check grammar rules for plurals and possessives again. The latter does not, under any circumstances, generate apostrophes, so the plural forms of “app”, “PIN” and “email” are “apps”, “PINs”, “emails”.
    Being proud of your grammar and getting pwnd by a non-native speaker is bad. Very bad :p

    Btw: No offense meant, just wanted to de-prouderize you a bit :)