Dictionary.com Brings Word Discovery to BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

Delivering Word Learning to Professionals the Moment They Need It

Mar 11, 2013, 08:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students and professionals, announced the availability of its top-rated Dictionary.com app for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. Customers with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone – the re-designed, re-engineered, re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience – can now access the features and benefits of world's most downloaded mobile dictionary, to enrich both their professional and personal lives.

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"In professional settings, the perfect word at exactly the right moment can have a tremendous impact -- it's vital to have an absolutely trustworthy word learning source that's accessible anywhere, anytime," said Lisa Sullivan-Cross, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Dictionary.com. "By offering Dictionary.com for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook, we hope to enrich the lives of professionals in all industries by enabling them to communicate more effectively."

Dictionary.com gives BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook customers trusted content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including more than 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms and antonyms. The app also offers audio pronunciation and spelling suggestions, and updated daily content such as the immensely popular Word of the Day and The Hot Word. Key features of Dictionary.com include:

  • The complete English Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • An ad-free experience
  • Audio pronunciation
  • Word origin and history
  • Favorite words 
  • Popular and trending searches
  • Abbreviations, acronyms and slang content 
  • Functionality to share content via social media

"BlackBerry has always understood the importance of effective communications," said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry. "Dictionary.com for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer an excellent service for customers looking to communicate in a way that is fast, accurate and effective."

The release of Dictionary.com for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and PlayBook tablets is part of the company's ongoing effort to arm students, professionals, and all who desire to build their command of language with resources that become a natural extension of their preferences and habits, so they can compete in a dynamic global economy. Its rapidly expanding suite includes GRE by Dictionary.comWord Dynamo, Writing Dynamo, SAT by Dictionary.com and more. Dictionary.com for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is available today for download on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront for $2.99.

About Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com's online and mobile properties are the leading destinations for learning and word discovery. An IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company, Dictionary.com, LLC offers a family of free, advertising-supported sites including: Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and the fast-growing WordDynamo.com. Dictionary.com is also the leading dictionary app on all major mobile platforms (iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry, & Windows) with apps that have been downloaded over 65 million times. Dictionary.com serves an average of 65 million unique users worldwide per month (source: March 2012 Quantcast and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.

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