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Site news archive 2010

29.12.2010    jetBook mini updated to support .gif format!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

22.12.2010    Hungarian and more now added!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

16.12.2010    Slovak and more now added!
 Our jetBook mini has a new update!

07.12.2010    Hyphenation mode for jetBook mini and much more
 And yet another update for jetBook mini.

01.12.2010    Czech now available for the jetBook® mini!
 Once again we’re happy to introduce another new feature to the ECTACO jetBook® mini!

28.11.2010    Another update of jetBook® Mini firmware
 We are happy to share the good news with everyone. The latest update for the jetBook® Mini has been released and can now be downloaded online at!

25.11.2010    Some more amazing iPhone/iPod Apps from ECTACO
 We have been releasing our Language Teacher and Linguistic Crosswords applications for the iPhone and iPod for some time now. They are usually released every week and are free for only 7 days!

If you do have an iPod or iPhone please make sure to download and rate it, if you don’t, forward it to your friends as a Thanksgiving gift as these programs are truly amazing and helpful for all.

10.11.2010    Firmware update for the jetBook mini
 With only a month after the release we listened to your ideas and have an update already! Get it now for your jetBook® mini on the official site! If you don't have one yet, now is the best time to treat yourself with the smallest and fastest eBook reader to date. Order now the newest ECTACO jetBook® mini as a perfect gift for your family and friends at only $99.95!

09.11.2010    Ectaco Releases First Language Learning Apps for the iPhone, iPod and iPad
 "NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ectaco, Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and translation technology, today introduced the first tier of a fun and easy-to-use Ectaco experience for those with Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. The new applications are the latest release to Ectaco's slate of unique dictionaries and phrasebooks already available in the iTunes App Store, and will be the first and only to provide an interactive language learning experience for its users.

20.10.2010    Ectaco Inc. Introduces the First Official $99 jetBook™ mini, Giving Book Lovers Greater Choice and New Authors a Chance of a Lifetime
 New York, New York – 20, October 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is giving book lovers more choice and greater value in dedicated eBook Reading devices with the addition of the jetBook-mini for just $99. The new jetBook mini, recently revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong, offers the great features of the jetBook family – ultra crisp 5" reflective TFT screen technology with instant page turns, multiple language support and portability – plus a new look and 90 hours of continuous reading time on a single set of 4AAA Enegizer batteries.

14.10.2010    Ectaco Inc. equips entire schools in Ukraine with the jetBook eReader - replacing old and heavy textbooks
 New York, New York – October 13, 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and the manufacturer of the jetBook eReader announced today that it’s participating in a technological breakthrough in Ukraine by replacing old textbooks in city schools with the jetBook.

12.10.2010    ECTACO jetBook mini is finally out!
 We are very glad to share the good news with everybody! Our jetBook mini, the project we have been working on so diligently all these months is being finally available for sale. We are launching a world-wide release today!

11.10.2010    Ectaco SpeechGuard® Assists Military Linguists
The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center utilizes SpeechGuard® to supplement their student’s formal language instruction.

New York, October 11, 2010/PRNewswire – The Ectaco SpeechGuard® continues to grow in response to the resounding language translation needs of local, state, and federal agencies. The handheld speech-to-speech device was initially requested by the Department of Defense to be developed for translation use by the military. It has subsequently become used by many, including law enforcement and Homeland Security divisions throughout the United States. The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center, based in Fort Huachuca, Arizona is providing students of their arduous linguistic programs with SpeechGuard® units.

02.09.2010    Check out the brand new 126 language XM500 electronic dictionary by ECTACO!
 Meet our brand new multilingual talking dictionary: the ECTACO Partner XM500. It represents the latest generation of the ECTACO 500 series and includes the most recent innovations!

25.08.2010    ECTACO unveils the newest wireless C-Pen 3.5 scanning pen!
 ECTACO is happy to present a long-awaited Bluetooth C-Pen 3.5 handheld scanner which allows accurate scanning up to 30 feet from your computer or mobile device.

14.07.2010    It happened: Adobe DRM support for ECTACO JetBook and jetBook LITE is now out! Advanced apps and add-ons included.
 "Ectaco Inc. has now added Adobe DRM to all jetBooks and jetBook LITES to provide users with virtually unlimited download capacity from the most popular eBookstores and even local public libraries." Read on the press release

24.06.2010    ECTACO comes up with the most affordable Russian <-> Finnish electronic dictionary on the market!
 ECTACO is happy to present the newest Russian <-> Finnish ECTACO Partner RFn500 Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook which is the most reasonably priced translating device of the kind.

06.05.2010    Asian languages support for jetBook
 We are glad to inform all those who are interested in our technical endeavors that from now on our jetBook eBook Reader also supports 4 Asian languages - Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese and Hebrew - in addition to the vast collection of European languages it has been supporting.

13.04.2010    Brand-new Russian <-> Chinese talking dictionary!
 ECTACO Australia unravels another of its budget series talking electronic dictionaries – the Russian <-> Chinese ECTACO Partner RC500 which is completely bidirectional and would be the best choice for those who need a reasonably priced translation device.

12.03.2010    Most affordable German <-> Italian talking dictionary has been released!
 ECTACO is proud to present the first ever German <-> Italian electronic translator to include specialized dictionaries - our newest ECTACO Partner DI500 which is not only the most affordable electronic dictionary of the kind, but also has several unique features that are not included in our more expensive models.

17.02.2010    Presenting the newest French <-> Arabic electronic text translator with voice recognition!
 We are happy to present a unique French <-> Arabic ECTACO Partner FA900 talking electronic translator which is capable of translating whole sentences in either direction if you type them in via the regular keyboard. The new translator has a hi-res color display and a bilingual user’s interface which makes it a perfect language tool for both Arabic and French native speakers. The device includes an extensive phrasebook which lets you speak any phrase in French to have it translated into Arabic and vice versa. Once recognized, the translated phrase is spoken out loud using a real human voice as recorded by native speakers. Also included is the most extensive 212,000 entry dictionary featuring synthesized voice output of Arabic and French words.

18.01.2010    Handheld Emergency Medical English-Haitian Voice Translators Available to Assist Earthquake Relief Efforts
 The ECTACO SpeechGuard MD-5 allows emergency responders and medical personnel in Haiti to benefit from instant speech-to-speech communication

Monday, January 18, 2010, Long Island City, NY - Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, ECTACO, Inc., the worldwide leader in hand-held translation devices releases the first English-Haitian (Creole) Speech-to-Speech Medical translator.

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