Paragon Software Group, a software developer and content provider for mobile devices and desktop PCs, has launched The Talking English Dictionary for the iPhone and iPod touch. The dictionary database contains more than 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions in British English. No Internet connection is required--users can download once and use it without incurring any additional expenses. The "History" feature shows the last 15 translated words, and the "Cross-Lookup" feature checks language comprehension. A native British sound module of 20,000 words is available as well. The Talking English Dictionary allows browsing through the SlovoEd engine, which compresses the dictionary content to a minimum of memory space while allowing the user to perform multiple learning, word reference, and translation functions.