Nuance Extends Language Support for Speech-Based Mobile Search and Communications Service
Rogers Wireless to Launch Nuance Voice Control for Fast, Convenient Access to Web Content, Email Dictation and Voice Dialing in French
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced that Nuance® Voice Control, a speech-based mobile search and messaging service, is now available in French. Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications service provider, will be the first to offer Nuance Voice Control in French beginning in April.
“With mobile applications shipping in more than 60 languages across our portfolio of speech and text solutions for mobile devices, Nuance offers the broadest range of language support and flexibility for worldwide customers in the mobile industry”
Driven entirely by natural voice commands, Nuance Voice Control speech-enables mobile device features and applications such as creating calendar entries, dialing a contact, playing music, obtaining driving directions, and searching the Web for business listings, news, weather, stock quotes, sport scores and more. Users can also dictate email and text messages and have them instantly transcribed on their smartphone, ready to send. Rogers will initially offer the French-based service for select BlackBerry devices, including the BlackBerry 8800, 8310 and 8110. The service will also be launched in French for Windows Mobile devices in the coming weeks.
“With mobile applications shipping in more than 60 languages across our portfolio of speech and text solutions for mobile devices, Nuance offers the broadest range of language support and flexibility for worldwide customers in the mobile industry,” said Michael Thompson, general manager, mobile search, communications and handsets, Nuance. “As we work with customers such as Rogers and other carriers around the globe, we will continue to expand our language portfolio for individual applications in response to market opportunities and customer feedback.”
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