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November 13, 2007

ASUS Announces Bundling of XCome's XLex Bilingual Dictionary on Eee Ultra-Portable Laptop PCs

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributing Editor

XCome Technology, a mobile services provider, has bundled the XLex bilingual dictionary on the recently launched ASUS Eee ultra-portable PC. The bundled service will be available starting from $245 USD apiece.

XCome offers XLex Mobile Learning on Java, Symbian (News - Alert), BREW and other platforms including system and billing integration. Working on the latest mobile technology, the company has continued to develop a wide range of user-friendly mobile products.

"We are delighted to be partnering again with ASUS to extend our global reach of mobile learning solutions to serve ultra-portable PC needs as well,” said Jack Yang, XCome VP of Sales and Marketing, in a press release. “Since the Eee PC is targeted at a broad spectrum of age groups, we strive to provide relevant and branded e-learning content and tools to them.”

XCome claims the Eee PC offers "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, and Easy to Play" features. It incorporates the most recently released content from popular dictionary publishers such as Longman and Langenscheidt. The three-in-one dictionary offers language assistance from English to English, English to Traditional Chinese and English to Simplified Chinese, with more than 220,000 words and phrases.

The service is a customized version of XCome’s XLex mobile learning solution that has been preloaded on more than 12 million tier one handset manufacturers, such as Motorola (News - Alert), Sony Ericsson and Nokia.

The service is also different from the rest of the e-learning offerings available in the market as it is globally distributed. ASUSTeK Chairman Jonney Shih’s was quoted in the release as saying, "ASUS has high hopes for the Eee PC line, which could make up as much as 20 percent of the global market for laptop PC sales by 2010."

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. The company’s product range includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With the help of cutting-edge engineering, and offices and subsidiaries in all parts of the world, the company delivers innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers.

XCome will continue to focus on offering innovative features. The solution will also include a live update that will help users automatically upgrade to the latest edition of the software. The next offering in November will offer support of English to additional languages. It will also offer learning focused features like text to speech.


Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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