Microsoft's Tellme Voice Service For Windows Mobile Cell Phones Coming Soon
Posted Apr 30 2009 1:48pm
This is great news for the new operating system for Windows Mobile. I use a Windows Mobile Cell Phone and already use some of the voice commands available in Live Search on the device. It certainly makes it easier than inputting all the information via keyboard. As I understand, the service will be free and have the ability to speak outgoing text messages, nice!
Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT )'s Tellme subsidiary is announcing a voice service that will be available to carriers and manufacturers for free for use on Windows Mobile 6.5 this fall. Users will be able to push a button on their phone to activate the service and say things like "Text Steve Jones" and the device would open up the SMS application, create a new message and pre-address it to Steve Jones.
The service will allow much more than just that. You can say "Call Mark Smith" and the phone will initiate the call for you. If you have more than one number for him, it will ask you to specify which number (work, mobile, home, etc) to dial. If you said "Pizza in Kansas City" the service would find a pizza place in Kansas City for you through Microsoft's Live search service.