BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance’s natural language voice technology adds new features and enhanced capabilities to the Genius Button™ and Hands-Free mode innovations on the new T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G Slide. The new Android™-powered smartphone only from T-Mobile includes new Genius Button features of voice-activated, hands-free wake-up commands and music search.
With the Nuance innovations in the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, customers can now engage the Genius Button using their voice alone through a new wake-up command capability supported in Hands-Free mode. When Hands Free mode is active and the phone is put into an always-listening mode, customers can then “wake-up” the smartphone with the command of “Genius Button” in order to quickly and easily send text and email messages, get directions, search the Web and find businesses – completely hands-free and eyes-free – while multitasking or for smarter connectivity while driving.
Customers can also access music they have downloaded onto the myTouch 4G Slide using the Genius Button and Hands-Free mode. People search their personal music collection on the device by saying the name of the song, artist, album, or playlist.
Hands-Free mode powered by Nuance also allows people to speak to initiate an SMS text message, have text messages read out as they’re received, reply to text messages, and of course, send them. Hands-Free mode offers the read back of dictated messages to confirm accuracy, providing users the option to easily edit the dictated message as needed. And with Hands-Free mode’s voice-activated caller announcement, users can hear both contact names and numbers without having to look at the phone.
“Genius Button’s one-shot voice capabilities allow myTouch customers to simply speak and get instant access to their favorite applications, like email and text messaging, Web search, navigation and now music,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “Working with Nuance, the Genius Button continues to get even smarter, providing our consumers with a smartphone experience that stands out from the crowd.”
“Voice has proven to be an incredibly easy, productive and compelling way to engage the most popular applications on T-Mobile myTouch smartphones – and with the new wake up command and music access on the myTouch 4G Slide, it’s gotten even better,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice resident and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Nuance and T-Mobile have worked together to enable the deep integration of Nuance’s hybrid embedded-connected speech capabilities, so with just one simple press of a button or spoken wake up command, people get access to the features they want – no apps to search for or menus to browse.”
T-Mobile’s Genius Button is a revolutionary, intuitive voice interface that works right out of the box – no apps to download, no premium download fees or recurring monthly charges for use of the voice interface. Genius Button and Hands-Free mode is powered by the Nuance Voice Control platform that seamlessly wraps embedded and connected speech capabilities into one amazing mobile experience.
Offered in two colors – black and khaki – the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is expected to be available exclusively from T-Mobile on July 27 at T-Mobile retail stores and through select national retailers and dealers. A Web-only pre-sale starts today at http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/4g-slide.
Nuance’s speech and predictive text solutions enable today’s leading wireless carriers and handset manufacturers to easily customize and quickly bring-to-market advanced speech and text capabilities for today’s fastest growing mobile platforms, such as Android. Only Nuance speech technology is based on the world renowned Dragon speech technologies used by millions of people on their PCs, mobile phones and other consumer electronics.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging 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 information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit: nuance.com.
Nuance, Nuance Voice Control, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. T-Mobile is a registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. myTouchis a registered trademark, and Genius Button is a trademark, of T-Mobile USA. Google and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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