iPhone and iPod touch users now have a solid and reliable source of information they can carry around in their pockets, thanks to a new version of Britannica Concise Encyclopedia available for those platforms from Paragon Software Group, a leading mobile software developer, and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. Prepared by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 delivers over 25,024 thoroughly researched and fact-checked entries covering art, history, geography, politics, technology, science, sports, pop culture, and other subjects. Whether you are wondering where Wall Street got its name or when the excavation of Pompeii began, you will find that Britannica Concise is the perfect information resource for home, school, and the office. Watch topics come to life with thousands of colorful images

and maps. Don’t remember the exact spelling of a name, place or event? The advanced "wildcard search" feature allows you to replace unknown letters with symbols, like "*" or "?"


25,024 unique articles;

800 images and maps;

Get a random article by shaking your device;

"History" feature shows the last 100 looked-up articles;

Learn what happened on any calendar day in history with the ‘On This Day’ feature;

Hyperlinks between articles;

Auto-complete function;

Search options at the ‘Start-Up’ screen;

‘Favorites’ feature;

Browser-like user interface;

Share articles with your friends via email.

"People need answers they can trust wherever they are today," said Joe

Miller, Managing Director of Consumer Products with Encyclopaedia

Britannica, Inc. "Whether you’re in a restaurant, doing work on the

train or just having a conversation with friends, questions come up,

or you get curious about something, and you want to know right away.

This product puts information you can trust in front of you immediately."

Available for 24.99 USD (19.99 EUR):


Compatibility: iPhone OS 3.0 and higher

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group (PSG) is a technology solutions provider to the

enterprise, SMB and consumer markets, worldwide. Founded in 1994,

Paragon Software Group actively markets and sells in more than 150

countries and has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan and Russia. PSG

consists of two divisions, System Technology, offering solutions for

storage management and data safety, and Smart Handheld Devices

Division (SHDD & Epocware), offering software for diverse classes of

smart handheld devices (Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian OS, Palm

OS and mobile phones) and desktop PCs, including multilingual on-line

handwriting recognition, localization, business and game applications

and multilingual dictionaries. To learn more about Paragon Software's

diverse product line, please visit:

Storage Management Division:


Smart Handheld Devices Division: http://www.penreader.com

Epocware: http://www.epocware.com

About Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in educational publishing.

The company’s encyclopedias and other products can be found in many

media, from the Internet to wireless devices to books. A pioneer in

electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company still

publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with

educational online services such as Britannica SmartMath and

Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as

Britannica Illustrated Science Library. The company makes its

headquarters in Chicago.