Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps Now Available in UAE

Dragon Apps Supporting Standard Arabic Expand Availability in the Middle East, Providing Consumers with a Faster and Easier Way to Send Text Messages and Emails, Update Twitter and Facebook, Search for Web Content and More – Just by Speaking

BURLINGTON, Mass. & DUBAI, UAE--()--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are now available for free in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Apple App Store, supporting the Standard Arabic language. The launch in the UAE comes on the heels of the Dragon Apps’ availability in Saudi Arabia, providing iOS consumers with the ability to quickly and easily dictate SMS text messages, emails, social media updates, mobile Web searches and more, up to five times faster than typing.

“Following an incredibly successful launch in Saudi Arabia, we are thrilled to make Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search available in the UAE as part of our growth strategy for the Middle East,” said Anil Kumar, Regional Director, Nuance Middle East and Balkans. “The UAE also marks the 30th country where the apps are available, further showcasing global demand for voice-enabled mobile interfaces.”

Dragon Dictation is iOS-5 compatible and features a pop-up toolbar with app icons that enable users to easily send their dictated text to email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, or the clipboard. Dragon Dictation also includes a convenient Auto Save function that retains dictated text when the user is interrupted by an incoming phone call.

Dragon Search is also now available on the UAE App Store, allowing users to simply speak their search query in Standard Arabic to quickly and easily find information and answers on the mobile Web. Dragon Search features Nuance’s unique and innovative Dragon Search Carousel, which delivers faster, smarter search results within seconds across multiple channels all at once including Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, iTunes, Wikipedia and YouTube.

Both Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are available for free from the UAE App Store.

To see the Dragon Apps in action, check out the video on YouTube here.

Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are also available in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland App Stores. In addition to Standard Arabic, the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search support U.S, UK and Australian English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwan Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, European and Canadian French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, European and Americas Spanish, and Swedish. And with multilingual capabilities, all Dragon app users are able to easily switch between supported languages as they come available.

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About Nuance Communications, Inc.:

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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Rebecca Paquette, 781-565-5264



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Rebecca Paquette, 781-565-5264