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Rogers to offer Nuance Voice Control starting in May

Nuance Communications Inc. has announced that Rogers Wireless will soon offer Nuance Voice Control, a speech-enable...


March 30, 2007  


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Nuance Communications Inc. has announced that Rogers Wireless will soon offer Nuance Voice Control, a speech-enabled mobile search and messaging service, to its subscribers on select devices.

According to the company, the service will allow Rogers subscribers to press one-button on their mobile phone and simply speak a request, eliminating the need to fumble with tiny keypads or navigate complex menus to perform simple tasks.

Consumers can dictate and send e-mail or SMS messages, create calendar entries, dial a contact, and search the Web for business listings, news, weather, stock quotes, sport scores and more.

The service, which includes speech-enabled search and communications applications, is scheduled to start in May for a $6 monthly fee.

Simple and intuitive commands include:

* “Find business, Overnight Shipping, near Jacksonville, Fla.”

* “Call Jim Johnson at work”

* “Email Karen Smith. Subject: budget meeting. Body: The time has been changed to 2 p.m.”

* “Weather for Toronto”

* “Sports: hockey”

* “Top news stories”

* “Search Web for population of British Columbia”