Latest in Electronic dictionary

Image credit:

Sharp intros dual-screen Papyrus electronic dictionaries

Donald Melanson, @donmelanson
January 19, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Sharp's so-called "electronic dictionaries" have never exactly just been dictionaries, bolstering the usual array of definitions and language translations with everything from e-books to mobile TV to MP3s. Which all makes the company's latest bit of dictionary innovation slightly less surprising but no less notable. Taking a cue from the DS, the company's new Papyrus PW-GT550 device packs a second LCD touchscreen below the keypad designed to let you write a Chinese character you're unfamiliar with and get an instant translation, with the unit's text-to-speech feature also telling you how to pronounce it. As with some of Sharp's other units, you'll also be able to load up the dictionary with MP3s, though you'll need to supply your own SD card for storage. Look for this one to be available in Japan later this month in both pink and white versions for 56,700 Yen ($467), with a touchscreen-less version also available for 44,100 Yen ($364).

[Via I4U News]


All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

View
'Marvel's Avengers' hasn't turned a profit yet

'Marvel's Avengers' hasn't turned a profit yet

View
Amazon Web Services outage is affecting major sites and apps

Amazon Web Services outage is affecting major sites and apps

View
Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr