Sharp has launched two new models of Papyrus Electronic dictionary in Japan. The newly introduced models called PW-GT570 and PW-AT770, are the worlds first electronic dictionary with backlit display.
Both the devices incorporate 5.5-inch high-resolution LCD monochrome HVGA displays. Furthermore, the backlit display facilitates easy reading in dark. The secondary backlit touch screen display features handwriting recognition ability for traditional “Japanese” and “English”. “Chinese (simplified)” and “Korean (Hangul)” are additionally recognized too.
Sharp PW-GT570’s text to speech engine comprises of over 50,000 words and is ideal for high school students.
The Papyrus electronic dictionaries are powered by two AAA alkaline batteries with 120 hrs of continual use. Each dictionary measures 146 mm × 105.3 mm × 21.2 mm and weighs approx. 290g (Inclusive battery and card).
Sharp Papyrus electronic dictionary PW-AT770 is slated for a January launch and will be available in silver, black and red colors. On the other hand, the PW-GT570 model will hot shelves a little later, precisely on February 9 and is graced in white, pink and blue colors.