BEDMINSTER, NJ and NEW YORK, NY — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, and AppAbove, Inc., a developer and publisher of wireless language, utility, and entertainment applications, today announced the availability of Spanish Anywhere – an easy-to-use portable language tool for people on-the-go. Available on select Get It Now®-enabled phones, Spanish Anywhere provides a Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish phrase book and dictionary with more than 5,500 words and 1,200 useful phrases, as well as a verb conjugator with more than 1,000 Spanish and English verbs. Spanish Anywhere is a useful Get It Now application for customers eager to learn or communicate in Spanish or English.
Spanish Anywhere can be used in a variety of situations – when asking for directions, ordering at a restaurant, visiting the doctor’s office, getting car repairs, or doing homework – whenever the need to translate arises. The full-color bilingual user interface quickly provides a clear and easy way for both native Spanish and English speakers to access the information right on their mobile phones, without using airtime minutes. The phrase book contains more than 35 sections organized by situation, reference and grammar, while the dictionary portion includes words in masculine and feminine forms and defines words with multiple meanings. Spanish Anywhere follows the launch of TranslaTodo Spanish/English, an AppAbove application for Spanish speaking Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers who want to improve their English.
“People with an interest in Spanish, including students, businesspeople, travelers, teachers, and both native Spanish and native English speakers, really enjoy using Spanish Anywhere,” said Aaron Isaksen, founder and chief executive officer of AppAbove, Inc. “This is yet another application we’re launching for Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers that is designed to provide the best wireless experience possible.”
Verizon Wireless customers can find Spanish Anywhere in the getGOING Education shopping aisle. Customers can download a free three-minute demo of Spanish Anywhere and purchase the application for $2.99 monthly access or $9.99 for unlimited* use purchase.
Get It Now is Verizon Wireless’ virtual store with more than 500 applications available for download, including games, ringtones, productivity tools and entertainment applications. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations, and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com For more information about Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation’s leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.
About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
About AppAbove, Inc.AppAbove, Inc. develops and publishes mobile language, utility, and entertainment applications for portable devices. Located in New York, NY, AppAbove creates interesting, useful, and easy-to-use wireless products, such as Spanish Anywhere, TranslaTodo Spanish/English, Tip Calculator, MET240 Metronome, and Spelling Helper. Please visit www.appabove.com for more information.
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* Use is limited to the mobile device to which the application is downloaded.####