June 2, 2006

Verizon Wireless Translates Foreign Languages on Phones

47221-1.jpg Verizon Wireless has launched a foreign language applications for Get It Now-enabled wireless phones, allowing travelers to brush up on their Spanish, French, Japanese, or German, reports Mobiledia

Other mobile translation services:

-- Harper Collins to launch bilingual mobile dictionaries - Harper Collins has signed a deal to launch bilingual mobile dictionaries. Users will be able to get translations from English, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

-- Vodafone Offers Japanese to Chinese Translation - Vodafone Japan has added a new function to its MMS service for 3G handsets which displays mails written in foreign languages.

-- Java Phones Help Romance When Overseas - Mobile phone software company LingoPal has launched a series of applications for java-enabled mobile phones to help travellers communicate while in a foreign country.

-- Business Translator for cell phones - Player X and CNN Mobile release CNN Business Translator phrase guides for mobile phones on Orange in the UK.

-- Text Messaging Gets a Translator - A New York City startup called Transclick rolls out software that translates e-mail and text messages with just one click.

-- TOMP (Translation On Mobile Phones) - No registration nor additional software is required to access the TOMP service, and it will work on any phone that is subscribed to a UK network provider, even when roaming abroad.

-- Free phones aid tourists lost in translation - The Kyoto prefectural government will launch a project in December to lend 500 mobile phones with language-translation and road-navigation functions to foreign visitors.

-- English-Arabic translations via SMS - Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) today announced the launch of the new Tarjim service, which allows mobile users to receive translations between Arabic and English of words or phrases.

-- SMS translator - A computerized SMS translation service called TransClick, provides quick and accurate translations between most major languages.

-- SMS translation service for travelers launched - The Dutch motoring organisation ANWB, and Van Dale, a prominent dictionary publisher, have launched an SMS-based service that translates between French, German, English, Spanish, and Dutch.

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