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BEIKS Medical Dictionary for BlackBerry
Offline Medical Dictionary for BlackBerry
 
Platform:

BlackBerry® Java® powered

Current version: 5.5 (revision history)
System requirements: BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher
Verified to work on:

We aim at supporting all BlackBerry devices in use.

If your device was recently announced we likely support it too even if it is not listed here!

Owners of 7xxx and other older series models may contact BEIKS to obtain appropriate build for their devices.

* BlackBerry 8100 series (8110, 8120 etc.)

* BlackBerry 8300 series (8310,8320,8330)

* BlackBerry 8700 series

* BlackBerry 8500 series (BlackBerry 8520)

* BlackBerry 8800 (8810, 8820, 8830, etc.)

* BlackBerry 9000 aka BlackBerry Bold

* For BlackBerry Storm support ( 9500, 9530, 9550 models) please see description 

* Latest BlackBerry 8900, BlackBerry 9630 and BlackBerry 9700
Required memory: 2.15 MB
Known issues/FAQ: Known issues
Price:
$29.95
BEIKS Medical Dictionary for BlackBerry

 

or, if you already tried and liked it, then

 
 

 
Product details | Download | Installation | Troubleshooting |

Everyone should have a Medical Dictionary, but it is particularly important for medical students and allied health professionals.

The Medical Dictionary for RIM's BlackBerry, contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 38,000 Medical terms.

Features:

    Descriptions of over 38, 000 Medical words
    Native support for external media cards
    Rich, detailed word definitions; multiple meanings
    Simple and convenient program interface
    Offline dictionary database - always in coverage and no data transfer charges
    Very high dictionary compression ratio, allowing more than 7.5 MB of data to fit in under 2500 kB device memory!
    Easy installation

Screenshots:


Download

BEIKS strongly recommends downloading and evaluating a software product prior to purchasing it.

For individual users there are two major ways of installing BlackBerry applications:

- Installing through a desktop companion (Desktop Manager for Windows Users, PocketMac or The Missing Sync for BlackBerry on Mac OS X)
 
  OR

- Installing directly over-the-air (OTA) to the BlackBerry device itself; this method implies the BlackBerry has access to Internet, whether through a data plan subscription or through WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
 
   OTA installations usually require the user to point the BlackBerry browser to a certain web address optimized for mobile access and follow certain download link to instruct the BlackBerry to download and install the application.

In most cases OTA downloads are most convenient, not only because they do not require the use of a second computer, but also because they are accessible anytime and anywhere - at the restaurant, airport, practically everywhere where there's coverage!
OTA downloads, however, also have some drawbacks. For example some carriers impose a limit on the size of the application that can be downloaded over-the-air. As of September 2007 BlackBerry users on the Cingular network (presently AT&T)  are complaining that when attempting to download a large file wirelessly they receive Error 907: Invalid COD. This is a misleading error message - the COD is all right except it is prohibited for download, usually due to its size.

Installation method Desktop platform Download link
Through a desktop companion MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista Free download in Windows EXE format
Through a desktop companion Mac OS X, Linux, Windows (manual) Free download in ZIP format
Over-the-air
(directly to the phone's main memory)

- irrelevant -

Point your BlackBerry browser to http://mobile.beiks.com and follow the links there.
Over-the-air
(to the phone's media card)

- irrelevant -

See how to use BEIKS' BeFTP file transfer application to wirelessly download dictionaries, talking phrase books and Bibles to the media card.

 


Installation instructions (when installing through a desktop companion)

This section discusses the process of installing BEIKS applications on BlackBerry smart phones via the BlackBerry Desktop Manager® and Application Loader programs installed on a Microsoft Windows® powered desktop or laptop computers.

Note that many BEIKS applications for BlackBerry are also available for direct wireless download through the BlackBerry's built-in web browser from the mobile version of the BEIKS web site http://mobile.beiks.com; dictionary, phrase book and Bible data files can also be downloaded wirelessly and stored to the device's media card, and that requires using BEIKS' BeFTP instead of the built-in browser.

The desktop distributives of all BEIKS applications for BlackBerry come as single Windows executable files, containing the necessary BlackBerry applications and data as well as a Windows installation wizard aimed at simplifying the installation process.

To start the installation, all the user needs to do is double-click on the distributive. This tells Windows that the user wants to execute the file. Once the BEIKS installation wizard takes control, the user can usually just follow the on-screen instructions.

The installation of a BlackBerry application via Desktop Manager happens in two steps:

  1. The BlackBerry application itself is being copied (installed) from the distributive to the host desktop or laptop computer and registered with Desktop Manager.

    This is pretty much all the installation wizard of the BEIKS application does for you.
     

  2. The BlackBerry application module(s) get moved from the host computer to the BlackBerry with the help of the Application Loader program, which is part of the BlackBerry's Desktop Manager.

    This part has to be manually performed by the user after the successful completion of the first step. The BEIKS distributives usually contain very detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to perform this step once the first one is complete.


A BlackBerry application can often contain more than one module. For example, a dictionary would consist of a dictionary reader and one or more dictionary data files. A talking phrase book would consist of the phrases application and then one module of language data and one module for voice data.

The BlackBerry Application Loader (part of the Desktop Manager that comes on a CD with every BlackBerry) is designed to "mirror" the BlackBerry application modules installed on the host computer and registered with it with the ones in the actual handheld.

This is why it is important that you do NOT uninstall the desktop applications once the modules get successfully transferred to the BlackBerry; upon next use of Application Loader , it will notice they are missing from the desktop and will also delete them from the handheld!

The BlackBerry's Application Loader presents the user with a list of all handheld modules it is aware of, letting him choose which ones are supposed to be mirrored (installed) on the device and which are only kept on the desktop, eventually for installation to the handheld at a later time.

If you get to the form with the available application modules in Application Loader and there is nothing in it, then you are missing a core portion of your BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation - the handheld's system files. You will not be able to install any third-party application until those become available. For further help, see the troubleshooting section below.

Please report any and all installation troubles you may come across!


Troubleshooting
Below are the commonly asked questions about installing software and using on BlackBerry:

Q. Your application is not showing in the Application Loader's list of applications.
A. The most common reason for this problem is that Desktop Manager is missing the System Handheld Software that complements it and allows it to properly install 3rd party applications. Sometimes the Desktop Manager itself may also need to be updated to its latest version. See the third question below.

You may also want to try and add the application manually through the "Add..." button in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. You will need to locate and specify its ALX file, which is a description file containing the list of all files that need to be installed. It is called ALX because of its extensions, which is ".ALX"; its full name will vary depending on the application being installed.

Q. BlackBerry Desktop Manager returns "No additional applications designed for your handheld were found" error when trying to manually add an application (an ALX file).
A. This used to be a problem in older Desktop Manager versions. It was caused by lack of BlackBerry System Handheld Software on the desktop side. BlackBerry Desktop 4.7 and higher automatically download the necessary System Handheld Software so you should not be seeing this error anymore.

Q. When I run Application Loader and go to the "Handheld Application Selection" screen as per your instructions, there are only your applications / there are no applications listed there.
A. Same as above - download and install both the latest Desktop Manager and the System Handheld Software for your phone model.

Q. What is "System Handheld Software" and where do I find it?
A. Desktop Manager 4.7 and later takes care of installing it for you.
    For reference purposes, you can find an answer to this question at this page.
 


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