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CES News: Franklin Electronics Launches Speaking Global Translator

It’s an exciting year for Franklin Electronic Publishers. They are back on the show floor and just announced the Speaking 12-Language Global Translator.

The 12-Language Speaking Global Translator from Franklin lets you hear over 400,000 words and phrases spoken clearly and accurately in real human voice. A generously sized LCD screen, MP3 player and voice memo recorder are just a few of the reasons it stands out from the rest. With over 12,000 travel phrases available at the touch of a key, you’ll be confident knowing that you can comfortably converse in just about any travel situation.

Also, Franklin is going to be showing a new line of interactive educational and language learning handheld products designed for language learners and students of all ages. Franklin’s new line of educational products makes learning engaging by bringing the learning process to a familiar game playing format. These new handhelds combine the benefit of portability with interactive educational and language learning content.

Please read below for the press release. If you would like to request hi-res images or a review unit, please contact me at (215) 867-8600 x269 or at cdevine@garfieldgroup.com.

Thanks!
We look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Colleen DeVine

Garfield Group Public Relations

60 Blacksmith Road

Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 867-8600 x269

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cdevine@garfieldgroup.com

One Franklin Plaza

Burlington, NJ 08016-4907

(609) 386-2500

CONTACT:

Robin Kelman

Garfield Group Public Relations

215-867-8600 ext. 244

Mobile at CES: 609-502-4242
rkelman@garfieldgroup.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Franklin Electronic Publishers Launches Innovative Handheld Global Translator at CES 2007

New 12-Language Speaking Translator Includes Chinese, Korean and Japanese!

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 8, 2007 — Franklin Electronic Publishers (AMEX:FEP), a world leader in electronic handheld information, will unveil its new 12-Language Speaking Global Translator (Model TGA-490) at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at booth 36232, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Franklin’s new handheld contains over 450,000 words and 12,000 phrases in twelve languages and features recorded human speech providing accurate and clear pronunciation of words and phrases in all twelve languages. The TGA-490 provides business and leisure travelers a comprehensive pocket-sized tool for communication around the world. Users can translate back and forth among the twelve languages and hear proper pronunciation in each language.

This communication tool was specially designed with the non-Asian language speaker traveling to the Far East in mind. It displays Chinese, Korean and Japanese words phonetically in Romanized alphabet form, as well as in Asian characters. This new pocket sized device has all the essential functionality the savvy traveler needs and even includes an MP-3 player, in addition to its currency converter, world clock, alarm, and voice recorder. Franklin packs all this functionality into a unique design with a footprint about the size of a PDA, including a slide out keyboard and a rechargeable battery.

“International travel is projected to rise considerably,” said Mike Crincoli, VP of North American Operations. “This projected growth presents Franklin with a viable market opportunity to reach both the international business and leisure traveler. The content offering and versatility of this device empowers the user to be successful in a global marketplace where now even foreign travelers can finally hear pronunciations and translate Asian languages into a character set they can more easily read.”

The 12-Language Speaking Global Translator includes: Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and will be available beginning next month at www.franklin.com and select retailers

Franklin recently introduced a powerful non-speaking handheld 12-Language Global Translator (Model TGA-470) with similar features and functionality which is available now at www.franklin.com, Borders, Amazon.com, Skymall and other fine retailers.

Both products will be on display at the 2007 International CES trade show (Las Vegas, NV) located in the South Hall, section 4 booth 36232.

About Franklin

Franklin Electronic Publishers Incorporated (AMEX:FEP) is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold more than 37,000,000 electronic books since 1986. Current titles available directly or through partners number more than 26,000 in sixteen languages under license from world class publishers, such as Merriam-Webster and HarperCollins, focused in five genres: Learning, Language Learning, Travel, Spiritual, and Leisure. The Company also licenses its underlying technology to an array of partners including Adobe, Sun Microsystems and Ademco (a division of Honeywell). Franklin distributes ROLODEX Electronics branded organizers worldwide and SEIKO branded reference products in North and South America, Australia and the European Community. Franklin’s products are available at 43,000 retail outlets worldwide, through catalogs, and online at http://www.franklin.com.

ROLODEX is a registered trademark of Berol Corporation, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. SEIKO is a registered trademark of SEIKO Corporation.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed throughout this release, including, but not limited to, those that are stated as Franklin’s belief or expectation or preceded by the word “should” are forward looking statements that involve risks to and uncertainties in Franklin’s business, including, among other things, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, changes in technology, the impact of competitive electronic products and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in Franklin’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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