Britannica & Paragon Bridge Two Cultures for Smartphone Users at London Book Fair 2011

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London Book Fair 2011: Discover Russia with the 2011 Market Focus

Paragon Software Group and Encyclopaedia Britannica Bridge Two Cultures for Android, iOS and BlackBerry Users with Russian-language Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011


Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 is the latest example of Paragon's initiative to make premium English-language reference content widely available to Russian users, and will be presented for demonstration at Stand Y750 in the Digital Zone of the London Book Fair 2011, held April 11-13, 2011.

The launch of Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 coincides with the Russia Market Focus of the London Book Fair, which seeks to spotlight contemporary Russian authors and Russia as an important publishing arena.  The Russian national pavilion will present the national publishing industry through books and projects of more than 50 leading Russian publishers and professional organizations with a special focus on digital publishing in the region.  Paragon Software Group, a multinational organization, has strong roots in Russia, having been founded in Moscow in 1994.  Most recently, the company released three bilingual Collins Language Russian-English multifunctional ‘talking’ dictionaries for smartphone and PC users, and the Oxford Russian Dictionary.

Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 Features:·  No internet connection required – information accessible anywhere, anytime·  Occupies only 76 MB·  Over 25,000 unique articles·  2,000 colorful images and maps·  ‘On this Day’ feature highlights what happened on any calendar day in history·  Browser-like user interface·  Share articles with friends via e-mail·  View hyperlinks between articles·  Receive random articles by shaking your device (BlackBerry users, this feature is available only on BlackBerry Storm devices)·  Instant access to all your Favorite articles·  Suggested Searches appear at startup screen·  Search History for last 50 articles·  Highlighted search results

Availability: The Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 for Android and BlackBerry is available for 19.95 USD (11.95 GBP).  Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 for iOS is available for 19.99 USD (11.99 GBP) via download from the iTunes AppStore.  Britannica Энциклопедия 2011 for all available platforms is also available via download from and Paragon’s mobile site,

Spanish-language (Enciclopedia Compacta Britannica 2011) and English-language (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011) versions are also available.

Compatibility: Android OS 1.0 and higher; BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher for non-touch screen devices, BlackBerry OS 5.0 and higher for Storm devices; iOS 3 and higher.

Paragon Software Group, a leading software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., a leading educational publisher, announce the release of the Russian-language version of the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 application for Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices.  Joining the ranks of digital reference editions introduced to the Russian market by Paragon Software – including titles from Berlitz Publishing, HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Langenscheidt KG, Merriam-Webster Inc., PONS GmbH and Oxford UP – this version of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias contains the latest content with more than 25,000 entries, nearly 2,000 full-color maps and images, hyperlinked articles, and easy-to-use search functions to empower a globally diverse class of mobile users with a world of knowledge.