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ABBYY, Oxford University Press and PocketBook Bring Trustworthy Dictionary Content to Users of PocketBook E-Readers

October 04, 2011

Most Accurate Dictionaries from World’s Largest University Press Are Now Available for PocketBook® E-book Reading Devices with ABBYY technology

ABBYY ® , a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services , Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, and PocketBook International, the producer of the world's first electronic readers with pre-installed language translation dictionaries , today announced a distribution partnership to provide PocketBook users with trustworthy dictionary content. The high-level content, including Oxford's flagship dictionary of American English, the foremost dictionary of modern English and four contemporary bilingual dictionaries for German, French, Spanish and Italian, is already available for download via and


Authoritative bilingual dictionaries provide PocketBook users with modern vocabulary, cultural and local geographic entries, word usage examples and information on language structure . Detailed advice on grammar, spelling, and usage of contemporary English language is offered by the most reliable single-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, while a new standard in American lexicography and keyword-based entries with word usage examples are all uncovered in the state-of-the-art New Oxford American Dictionary.


“We are continually working to provide language-conscious people with the most convenient ways of reading texts in various languages. Now they are able to take advantage of high-quality dictionaries from the prestigious dictionary publisher available on PocketBook multifunctional reading devices ”, commented Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “This is a great opportunity both to read and learn with pleasure wherever and whenever you like.”


“Our partnership with PocketBook and ABBYY expands the range of devices that support our premium content dictionaries, now including multifunctional e-readers, ” added David Bowers, Vice President of Global Business Development of Oxford University Press . “It is one of the company priorities to make learning easy and enjoyable. As a consistent next step in this direction, we have added new world-renowned vocabularies to the wide books collection offered at our content stores. Having a concise dictionary at hand is especially important in the modern mobile world. Taking it everywhere with you in your e-reader adds even more comfort to your personal development or communication, be it studying foreign languages, reading books in them or surfing the Internet”, said Alexey Avramenko, Head of Content Acquisition and Development Department for CIS countries at PocketBook International.


The world’s most trusted dictionaries available for purchase and download at and (accessible though Internet or PockerBook e-readers) include:

  • Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
  • Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary
  • Concise Oxford German Dictionary
  • Concise Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary
  • New Oxford American Dictionary
  • Oxford Dictionary of English

The supported devices include PocketBook IQ series and PocketBook PRO series (602, 902, 603 and 903). The full list of ABBYY’s premium content dictionaries with detailed annotations and supported language pairs is available at and

About PocketBook International

Founded in 2007, PocketBook International is one of the world’s leading producers of electronic readers. PocketBook has representative offices in USA, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and Ukraine. We offer multifunctional electronic readers throughout Europe, Asia, USA and CIS countries. To date, we have sold over 250,000 multifunctional PocketBook electronic readers in over 24 countries of the world. PocketBook is the best-selling electronic reader in CIS countries and one of the five bestsellers in Western Europe. PocketBook International develops its own content stores branded ObreeyStore (, offering over 300,000 licensed digital books at reasonable prices. The company employs over 200 people worldwide. For more information about us, please visit

About Oxford Universal Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,500 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.


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