Dictionary.com Launches Free Dictionary And Thesaurus Application For BlackBerry Smartphones

By Bla1ze on 13 Oct 2009 08:05 am EDT
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Dictionary.com Launches Free BlackBerry Application

Dictionary.com has just released their new, free BlackBerry application through their website and BlackBerry App World. Containing more than 500,000 words, definitions and synonyms, the app features audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day for both English and Spanish. Another great feature is that it integrates with the BlackBerry email system so users may instantly access a definition or synonym while reading or drafting an email. Full list of features is as follows:

  • Dictionary.com – Access the most comprehensive, up-to-date dictionary available online with more than 325,000 word definitions and spelling suggestions
  • Thesaurus.com – Search the award-winning online version of Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus with more than 275,000 synonyms
  • Phonetic & Audio Pronunciations – Hear pronunciations of words with a simple press of the audio button
  • Dictionary.com Word of the Day in English and Spanish – Learn a new word every day with definitions and real examples from published writings through this popular Dictionary.com feature that is enjoyed by millions each day
  • Recent History - View an editable list of recently searched words
  • Social Networking Function – Email or SMS text any word and its definition to yourself or others right from the app
  • Email Integration – Exclusive to this app on BlackBerry smartphones, users can instantly access a synonym or definition while reading or drafting an email
Currently available for Pearl, Bold, Tour, Curve and 8800 series devices, you may download the Dictionary.com app today. Other devices will be supported at a later time, and can use the mobile version of Dictionary.com in the meantime.

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Dictionary.com Launches Free Dictionary And Thesaurus Application For BlackBerry Smartphones

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Enjoy your Tour as I will upgrade from the Storm (which I love and it has not failed me btw) to the Storm2 next week.

The coming of the Storm2 provides no disincentive to developers to write Storm-compatible apps, just like each new Curve model doesn't sound a death knell for apps developed for all previous Curve models.

If you are referring to using the m.dictionary.com route, this is far superior in my opinion. It offers great audio pronunciation, there are no ads anywhere and it runs super fast on my 8900. Try it out!

I, for one, only use M.Dictionary.com for looking up words I don't know the definition to (that I just heard or read) and M.Thesaurus.com for finding a word to use in place of a word in an email if I keep using a particular word too much. I will not benefit from the pronunciation, lack of ads, and the ability to text/email definitions to various people... while others may have a greater appreciation of these features and use them every hour of every day.

How do you search Dictionary.com straight from QL without adding it to the menu like the poster suggested above?

I'm loving this app (installed on my 8330 Curve), but I'm not seeing any options to Email or SMS from within the App??

If you look up a word, then hit menu, it should be there to either e-mail or SMS the definition. It's there on my 8330.

Thanks! I was in the Word of the Day section, didn't have it there. Looked up the word, and there are the options. Thanks again.

but as with @SandraSA am not in the US too, can't send the link via SMS.

Can anyone post the link to download here?
Thanks!

We do need help with this one, guys.
Can't access Appworld in my country.
Can somebody post the OTA links?

Downloading it now. Tried to get the link to post for thode ouside the US. But, I'm not getting the option to view/copy link address. Sorry, I tried.

Downloading it now. Tried to get the link to post for thode ouside the US. But, I'm not getting the option to view/copy link address. Sorry, I tried.

Downloading it now. Tried to get the link to post for thode ouside the US. But, I'm not getting the option to view/copy link address. Sorry, I tried.

I use dictionary.com a lot... the app seems cool... but is missing one BIG feature for me... i can't copy and paste.

I was planning on purchasing a dictionary/thesarus app but kept postponing to do so until this! FREE app! Wahoo, sweet!!

(I've got bb 8900 running on 4.6.0.310 and bbm 5.0 - loving my bb more every day!!)

Installs fine from app world. Throws an XML exception when I try to run it. Wonder if a battery pull fixes that?
Do feel like trying while at work since I have bricked my phone way to often lately.

Anyone else that have tried this on an 8900 running 4.6.1.231?

Couldn't get it to work on my Verizon 9630 running 4.7.1.53, either. Same XML exception...tried battery pull, and that didn't work either. Oh well, back to the mobile site!

works perfectly on my 9630 with 5.0.0.230 and I installed the ota link and in appworld it shows installed which is cool that appworld is keeping up with my installs- which means it will alert when there is an updated version

this app is awesome- except I pretty much know everything in the dictionary so I'm just going to use it to prove I'm right all the time

lol!

My phone is all out of sorts now. This app somehow removed the group from my bbm with the status updates. When I reboot my phone it opens up bbm, then my call log, and then the browser. Uninstalling and battery pulls are not solving the problem.

Its time to start keeping track of all the developers/websites that make apps that are not Storm compatible (and NEVER follow up).

One of the most popular devices sold this past year and a 2nd generation being launched in a couple of weeks yet these apps never become compatible...

I swear to God this is so necessary. I for one am sick and tired of reading the illiteracy that goes on in these forums, Facebook and Twitter. The English language has gone to hell in a handbasket. I can understand trying to get under the 160 character limit but in a forum or an email, lazy ass writing has no excuse. I mean damn, proofread and spell check your s#!t!!!

Awesome app. But I have a question, during setup it asked me to allow all these connections which I did, I take it you should do that?

I am new to this forum and the BB world. Everytime I try to download I have the correct link sent to my email and then I just get stuck in this loop byway of dictionary.com. Can somebody tell me how to download this application. I am running version 4.6.0.297. Here in the states on AT&T.
Thanks

I can't run App World (no data plan) and the SMS link is for US Carriers only. Would someone be able to send me or post the link to download it?

I have been waiting so long for a program like this! I'm always going online to find the definition of a word! Great features, too! Can't wait to try it. And it's only 250KB! I was expecting it to be much bigger.

Just DL'd this app and it's really nice. This makes my Tour just that much better. My spelling is not the best, and now I always know I'll be able to check my emails before they go out. The app works good, and the Word of the Day is great. The voice pronunciations sound great on the Tour speaker.

Great App!

A+

... yes and yes. I acutally left them a comment some time ago asking them to release their app for those really smart among smartphones, not only iPhone. I guess I was not alone in my effort. This is great and I look forward to getting a Storm app in the near future.

I'm going to delete the app and free up space on my device due to the poor search results I get when using this application. I would assume that if I searched for a word I would get the same or similar results when going to the site itself from my phone. I searched for my city and state, and neither one was found using the app. I went to the mobile site, and I was able to find the definition with no problem. I searched for numerous other words that said the word I was looking for could not be found. Yet, those same words were found on the website.

I tried to download this app and it told me my device or carrier does not support it. Whats the deal!? I have a Verizon Storm

Currently available for Pearl, Bold, Tour, Curve and 8800 series devices, you may download the Dictionary.com app today. Other devices will be supported at a later time, and can use the

but i just down loaded it for my blackberry 8700g from t-mobile and it work's fine....so it has to be a miss print...just to let you know.....smile's

I installed Dictionary on my BB curve but every time I have to go all the way through BB application World -> Categories -> References and eBooks -> Dictionaries to use this Dictionary. Is is possible to put a shortcut of the Dictionary in the main manual of BB for quick and easy access?

Thanks!