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Microsoft Voice Command to have trial version and support for multiple languages
Posted on 9-Jan-2004 08:44 | Filed under: News


Microsoft Voice Command to have trial version and support for multiple languages
Microsoft announced plans to expand the current capabilities and availability of its Microsoft Voice Command software for mobile devices (read our review here).

The software allows users of Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition to interact with their handheld devices using text-to-speech and speech recognition.

Since launch the product jumped to be a best-selling application on Handango.com. In its first month of availability on Handango, Microsoft's Voice Command was ranked the #1 best-selling application for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, and the #2 best-selling application across all mobile platforms.

The company now plans to introduce more features to this software:

  • Windows Mobile Smartphone support.
  • Free trial version: In response to consumer feedback, Microsoft is offering a free one-day trial version of Voice Command for those who want to try before they buy the product. The trial copies will be available to consumers through the company's online retail partner Handango.
  • International language support: Microsoft will offer Voice Command, already popular among English speakers, in several foreign languages and make it available outside the United States by the end of the year.
  • Retail availability: Consumers will soon be able to acquire a boxed version of Voice Command from traditional brick-and-mortar retail locations in addition to the downloadable version from Handango.com.
  • Partner collaboration: Capitalizing on the product's success, several industry partners will offer Voice Command with complementary products. For example, Plantronics Inc. will package Voice Command with one of its hands-free headsets.

    "Microsoft's Voice Command enables a revolution in the way people interact with their PDAs and cell phones," said Dick Brass, corporate vice president of Automotive Technology at Microsoft. "Consumers have responded with such enthusiasm that we're pleased to announce that we're expanding our current capabilities and availability."









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