i-mate gets ready for the Arab world

Imaginet Software, a mobile solutions vendor has announced a deal with Carrier Devices, the maker of i-mate to pre-load Imaginet’s Pocket Arabiser suite on the new i-mate Windows Mobile Pocket PC.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  January 12, 2004

Imaginet Software, the wireless division of CIT, an e-commerce and mobile solutions vendor, has announced signging a licensing agreement with Carrier Devices, a maker of wireless handheld devices, to pre-load Imaginet’s Pocket Arabiser suite on the new i-mate Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003, phone edition. The agreement covers the future versions of i-mate Pocket PC phones as well as new versions of i-mate Smart phones. In addition to the Arabiser Suite, Carrier Devices has also licensed Imaginet’s Pocket Quran software. The new i-mate Pocket PC is equipped with advanced wireless features and replaces the Qtek 1010 product line. Running the latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003 operating system, it has both GSM and GPRS functionalities, an inbuilt digital camera & video recorder, is Bluetooth-compatible and has one of the largest memory capacities of its class; with tri-band features. “Imaginet is one of the leading Arabic wireless software developers in the region. Their leadership, extensive experience and quality products make them the right partner for our growth in the region,” says Jim Morrison, CEO of Carrier Devices Middle East. The Pocket Arabiser Suite Software, developed by Imaginet Software and released in the market in early 2003 contains an Arabisation layer for all Pocket PC applications. In addition to basic Arabisation, the Pocket Arabiser Suite includes Arabic notes editor, prayer times for over 400 cities worldwide with live audio, bilingual dictionary, full Hijri Calendar, and full synchronisation with MS Outlook Arabic contacts and calendar, with an electronic Arabic user guide. The company is also offering Arabic Writer, an Arabic handwriting-recognition product for Pocket PCs with additional hardware accessories. “Arabic users will now be able to use i-mate in the language of their choice. Users will have the Arabic support seamlessly installed on their devices, without any additional and we believe its truly Arabic inside”, says Dr. Hazem Abdelazim, CEO of Imaginet Software. The additional CD bundled with i-mate includes Imaginet’s Pocket Quran Software – accredited by Al Azhar Al Sharif in Egypt. In addition to audio-text synchronisation, the Pocket Quran contains a very high quality Ottoman Font display of the Quran text. Also included in the Pocket Quran are English translation and explanations (Tafaseer) as well as advanced search capabilities. To target the increased customer base in the Middle East, Carrier Devices has recently relocated its head office from Europe to Dubai.

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