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Prime AP255 is the most advanced translator yet

If trying to decipher the meaning out of a computer translation is anywhere near as difficult as trying to pick up the English language (I’m reasonably confident that the latter is much more difficult), then native speakers of Chinese and Korean can now rejoice, because the good people at Prime have put together a mobile solution that won’t leave you fumbling through a paper-based dictionary.

This is the first time I’ve heard of an electronic dictionary with dual core technology, but it doesn’t surprise me that news like that would come out of Korea. For starters, the AP255 from Prime seems to throw down 512MB of built-in memory. That may not sound like a lot, but remember that most of what you’ll be seeing is plain text anyways.

Well, that’s not completely true, because the AP255 also rocks an integrated MP3 player and allows for expansion via the included 256MB SD. No, you’re not supposed to use it to jam away to some K-pop. Instead, it provides an excellent tool to hear how words are supposed to be pronounced, instead of just seeing the text on the screen. No word on pricing, but it seems they’ll open it up to public sale on July 11th.

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