Laridian releases PocketBible for Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones

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Award-winning Bible study software now available for handsets

related software for mobile devices, today released a version of its PocketBible® software for use with Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones.

Laridian’s PocketBible has received Pocket PC Magazine’s “Best Bible Software” award for four consecutive years. This new smartphone version adds another convenient way to read, search and study the Bible for today’s mobile consumer. Over a dozen Bible translations are currently available for use with the program, including the best-selling New International Version. Bible translations can be installed to main memory or a storage card. Users can easily switch between translations to compare wording, bookmark their favorite passages, and view cross-references, footnotes and more.

"We’ve had a number of requests for a smartphone version of PocketBible," said Craig Rairdin, president of Laridian. "The Windows Mobile-based Smartphone’s high-resolution screen and ability to multitask makes it ideal for reading the Bible. And the capability of the Windows Mobile smartphone platform allowed us to include the advanced searching techniques that have made our PocketBible program so popular with Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC users.”

“Windows Mobile-based Smartphones are helping redefine the mobile phone experience and extend usage beyond voice and text messaging,” said Julie Wymetalek, manager of the Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) at Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased Laridian is expanding PocketBible to Windows Mobile software for Smartphone, providing consumers with a new, unique application option that enables further customization of their Windows Mobile-based devices.”

The PocketBible program is available for US$10.00. Bible translations are sold separately and range in price from free to US$24.99. Bible translations include translator footnotes, cross-references and words of Christ in red where available. All are available for immediate download from the Laridian Web site, http://www.laridian.com.

About Laridian, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Laridian, Inc. is a privately-held software development and marketing company specializing in electronic publishing for mobile devices. Laridian's software products provide powerful access to Bibles and Bible-related reference material in a format customized for the unique features of Palm OS and Windows Mobile Software for Pocket PC and Smartphone. Laridian software is sold at its Web site, http://www.laridian.com. Further information can be found at the site.

Laridian is a founding member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC), a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful solutions to market.

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Michelle Stramel

(425) 413-1938

press@laridian.com

http://www.laridian.com

“Laridian” and “PocketBible” are registered trademarks of Laridian, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners

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