Laridian’s PocketBible(r) wins Best Software Award from Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine

From: Laridian
Published: Mon Nov 07 2005

PocketBible, Laridian’s Bible software for Windows Mobile(tm)-based devices, has been declared the winner of the Religious category in Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine’s Fifth Annual Best Software Award. PocketBible has won the award for five consecutive years. The Best Software Awards are sponsored by Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine to honor companies that produce outstanding software and to help users select software that best suits their needs.

"We're understandably pleased that PocketBible has been named the best Bible software for the fifth year in a row," said Craig Rairdin, President of Laridian. "This past year we’ve released a number of new reference books for use with the program and made available tools that allow our users to publish their own reference books. It is our continued goal to provide our users with the best tools and study materials available."

PocketBible software provides Pocket PC users with powerful, convenient access to popular Bibles and reference works such as the best-selling NIV Study Bible. PocketBible features advanced searching, note-taking and other study capabilities previously available only on desktop computers. Additional product information can be found at Laridian’s Web site,

"The awards process is a huge 6-month undertaking involving the experts of the Windows Mobile community and over 3000 Pocket PC and Smartphone products," said Hal Goldstein, Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine publisher. An independent Board of Experts judged Windows Mobile products in 130 Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners. Further information about the Pocket PC awards can be found at the Pocket PC Magazine Web site,

About Laridian
Founded in 1998 and located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Laridian is a privately-held software development and marketing company specializing in Bible and Bible-related software for handheld computing platforms. Laridian software is sold at the Laridian Web site,

About Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine
Bi-monthly Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine is a print and multi-digital publication dedicated to users of Windows Mobile PDA’s and Smartphone devices. Each issue includes hardware and software reviews, user profiles, practical tips, plus an "Enterprise Solutions" supplement. Its companion Web site,, is updated each day with news, hot downloads, Web sites, reviews, and tips; and also contains archives, a directory of the best Windows Mobile Web sites, and an Encyclopedia of 3,000 third-party software and accessories products.

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