Lenovo Mobile Takes It eZi

Chinese handset maker Lenovo Mobile has extended its contract with Zi Corporation for its eZiText predictive text technology for its mobile handset portfolio in China. The extension will allow Lenovo to integrate eZiText onto all of its mobile handsets through 2011.
Zi Corporation has worked with the Lenovo group for almost ten years. In 2005, Lenovo Mobile chose to integrate eZiText onto its first Smartphone handset for the Chinese market, taking advantage of the quick, easy and personalised text input experience it offers users.
Zi Corporation will be supplying Lenovo Mobile with 45 language databases for eZiText, including Chinese, English, French, Russian and Thai, which are the languages most commonly used by its customers.
The mobile market in China is one of the fastest growing in the world, with more than 500 million mobile phone users in the country, says Zi President and CEO, Milos Djokovic. We are pleased with Lenovo Mobiles continued confidence in eZiText and look forward to supplying the 40 new language databases to assist in their exploration of new overseas markets. Chinese domestic OEMs are really starting to take advantage of our multi-language solutions for text input as well as our complimentary products for handwriting, keyboard and keypad input.