Franklin Electronic Publishers Debuts “Linguist” Translator – Its Most Comprehensive Multi-Language Speaking Translator to Date

Burlington, NJ (PRWEB) April 04, 2013

Franklin Electronic Publishers today announced the new Linguist translator, its powerfully robust talking interpreter to simplify communication.

Languages include Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish plus languages customers requested most with the addition of Hindi, Farsi and Vietnamese. The new Linguist translator boasts a brilliant color touchscreen in a sleek modern design housing and a streamlined interface with a custom phrase builder yet to be found in any device. The Linguist translator provides user customization combined with a smarter, smoother and swifter user experience than any multi-lingual translator to date.

The influence of multiculturism in education, trade and business is strong and growing, said Koda Madison, Director of Global Marketing at Franklin Electronic Publishers. And students, parents and business professionals are looking for a fast, effective way to communicate. Thats where the Linguist translator steps in.

According to Madison: We were receiving requests from the second or additional language teaching community about their challenges with the newly immigrated students and their parents and how indispensable they find Franklin translators to be. Their wish list? Add Farsi, Hindi and Vietnamese! So we listened and we also added a category of commonly used phrases for educators. Communication was difficult from teacher to student but the students adapt and learn quite quickly, yet the parent and teacher communication proves to be much more challenging in discussing their childs learning progress and challenges. Welcome our Linguist translator. The custom phrase feature allows the teacher to craft a question on their own in say Japanese today and the same question in German tomorrow. Both in text and speech! So why buy an app or download a free one? Our device allows you to store your custom phrases for easy retrieval without ever incurring roaming charges! Only our Linguist translator ensures no one misses a word.

The new Linguist requires no data connection for its everyday functions and a connection is required only when building the custom phrase feature. Everything is self-contained. Franklins users, both the business and leisure travelers have learned the hard way that international roaming charges can often exceed their trip cost! Translators are used more abroad than at home so this product covers all bases!

The Linguist translator is designed with efficiency and simplicity in mind. The pocket-sized device boasts an intuitive color touchscreen for super-easy navigation, plus a desktop custom phrase builder Franklin Bridge that allows a user to type in his or her most used phrases on his or her PC. Phrases are then translated and stored directly in the memory of the Linguist translator for lightning-fast retrieval later.

The Linguist translator also delivers flawless voice output, providing the right pronunciation so that a user could be mistaken for a local in no time. For those who dont know how to spell a word the Linguist translator, for all but its East Asian languages, allows a user to simply type in the word as it sounds. The Linguist finds just the right word without the wait.


17-Language translator: Arabic, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese;
Franklin Bridge Software to build custom phrases;
A total of 2.5 million translations, plus more than 3,000 conversational phrases and 20,000 headwords per language;
A 5-language visual picture dictionary covering English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish;
Speaks in recorded real human voice;
Displays translations in native characters and Roman letters for Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian;
Phonetic spell corrector fixes misspelled entries;
Built-in calendar, world clock, voice memo, calculator, currency/metric converter;
Rechargeable via USB or the included world plug charger.

This ingenious, feather-light Linguist translator is the most value-packed communication tool available anywhere.

The new Linguist translator is expected to be available at Best Buy and Staples and other fine retailers and direct from Franklin Electronic Publishers at at $ 179.99 beginning today and at retailers internationally beginning in May at their local prevailing retail prices.

About Franklin Electronic Publishers:

Franklin Electronic Publishers Incorporated is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold over 45,000,000 electronic books under license from world class publishers, such as Merriam-Webster, Oxford University Press, Larousse, Langenscheidt, and PONS. The Company also licenses its underlying technology to an array of partners including Adobe. Franklins products are available at 49,000 retail outlets worldwide, through catalogs, and online at

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