Back in my school days it was a trek to the library to search through volumes and volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to complete my projects. Millenials, I’m talking about actual physical paper books here! This turned into an all-day Saturday event. My parents, like many others in the baby boom years, could not afford the $500 to $1,ooo required to purchase the entire collection of encyclopedias, and then there was the problem, just where to store these 20 to 30 heavy thick books?
Well, flash forward to 2011, and those issues have just disappeared! Scoot on over to the Android Market to purchase the concise version of Encyclopedia Britannica for only $19.95. Yeah, that’s right,$19.95! No more all-day events leafing through volumes and volumes of encyclopedias, just pull your Android phone out of your pocket in the privacy of your own room. Quickly plug in some search criteria into the Britannica app, and bang, there it is at your fingertips! I only wish things could have been that convenient for me. I could have spent more time doing other things besides homework.
Just read the full Press Release for all the details.
01.04.2011-LAS VEGAS, Nev. – 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 Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for Android and BlackBerry devices. Previously available as a 2010 version for iOS devices, the new 2011 concise version of one of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias includes the latest content with nearly 2,700 full-color maps and images, hyperlinked articles, and easy-to-use search functions, empowering a diverse class of mobile users with a world of knowledge available locally to their mobile devices. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for Android and BlackBerry will be available for one-on-one demos at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held Jan. 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011, one of the most reliable sources of smartphone-accessible reference information, requires no Internet access and minimal device memory space. Prepared by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 delivers over 25,000 thoroughly researched and fact-checked entries covering art, history, geography, politics, technology, science, sports, pop culture and other subjects that come to life with thousands of colorful images and maps. Whether searching for information on how Las Vegas was founded or when Elvis Presley first crooned “Heartbreak Hotel,”Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 is the perfect information resource for home, school and the office.
– No internet connection required – information accessible anywhere, anytime
– Over 25,000 unique articles
– 2,700 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
The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for Android is available for 19.95 USD via download from the Android Market. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for BlackBerry is available for 19.99 USD via download from BlackBerry App World.Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for all available platforms is also available via download from http://www.penreader.com and Paragon’s mobile site,http://penreader.mobi.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for iOS devices is expected to be available at the iTunes App Store in early 2011.
Spanish-language (Enciclopedia Compacta Britannica 2011) and Russian-language (Britannica ÑÐ½Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ»Ð¾Ð¿ÐµÐ´Ð¸Ñ 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
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in education publishing whose products can be found in many media, from the Internet to wireless devices to books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company markets a variety of encyclopedias and other reference works, curriculum products for schools, language-study courses and other learning products, many of which are available online at http://www.britannicastore.com/. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago.
All products, service and company names mentioned in the release are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
Via: Talk Android