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  1. Nuxtux

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    So I have had an Ipod touch before and I'm somewhat regrading getting an android for the lack of apps. The battery life isn't that great neither vs from what I gotten with my Ipod but thats another story. The only thing I want is the Dictionary to work... I love Dictionary.com Thesaurus it works great, on the ipod as I can use it offline, it only needs online to do spell checking, with the Android I need it to be online to do simple things as just checking definitions. Not sure how this small app does it on an Ipod but it works great.

    What I like about android is the amount of freedom you get. The ability to turn things off and the way the UI is laid out. The big widgets.

    So I would like to know. Is there some way of getting the full dictionary without having to be connected to the internet?
     

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    there look to be about a zillion dictionary apps according to appbrain. at least a couple I found offered offline access. if you've got a smartphone whats the problem, though? you're going to have a data connection 99% of the time anyway....
     
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    I did a google search for "offline dictionary android" and the first thing it offered up was Advanced English and Thesaurus. It will download the dictionary to your SD card.
     
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    Exactly, if you have a smartphone you most likely have unlimited data anyway.
     
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    Yes, but that does not work when you go abroad, does it?
     
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    No, but you can use wifi.
     
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    Samsung Apps has some dictionaries that don't need wifi to access.
     
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    depending on carrier, its probably just as easy to pick up a 5$ prepaid overseas SIM.
     
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    Unless you have a CDMA phone from Verizon....
     

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