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Ralf Jurrien
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Voice recognition for BlackBerry 8800

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Ralf Jurrien
Friday, April 6th 2007 - 16:00 CEST - Comments: 0
V oiceSignal, the leading provider of speech recognition solutions for mobile phones announced that its best-in-class speech solution is embedded in the new BlackBerry 8800 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM). VoiceSignal's VSuite dialing application integrates with the address book on the BlackBerry 8800 enabling users to dial numbers or contacts with a single, natural voice command, creating an exceptional user experience for the person on the go. Because VoiceSignal's VSuite solution ships directly embedded in the smartphone, there is no fee to download and use the application. VSuite will work right out of the box with no training required, and launches with a simple press of a button.
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Voice recognition VSuite

VSuite is available on the BlackBerry 8800 in the following languages: US English, UK English, French, Canadian French, German, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. Users can also launch the VSuite application from a wired or Bluetooth wireless headset, with a push of a button. For example, a user can simply press a button on the headset and say, "Call Joe Smith, work" to initiate the call.


Voice recognition VSuite - Features

In addition to launching the market-proven set of features in VSuite for hands-free eyes-free dialing, the BlackBerry 8800 implements some unique voice calling features including:

  • "Smart Dialing" of Company Extensions: Users can call the corporate desk phone of their co-workers by simply speaking the words "call extension" followed by the extension number. The BlackBerry 8800 will dial the preset main line, pause momentarily upon connecting to the switchboard, and then automatically dial the extension number.
  • Automatic Updates of New Contacts: New contacts added to the BlackBerry Address Book, whether directly on the handset or via the user's desktop contact management software (such as Microsoft Outlook), are automatically available for voice activated dialing from the BlackBerry 8800.
  • Identical Names Handling: In the case where there are two contacts with the same name in the user's address book, the caller is further prompted to name the contact's company. For example, the user can say "call John Smith", and be prompted to identify if the John Smith they want to call is at "Company ABC" or "Company XYZ".

VoiceSignal VSuite

"We are pleased that RIM, the market leader in wireless enterprise solutions, has chosen VoiceSignal. It demonstrates the importance of an embedded voice interface as part of the mobile phone experience and the quality of VoiceSignal's solutions," said VoiceSignal CEO Rich Geruson. "VoiceSignal is committed to continuing to lead in the delivery of innovative speech-enabled features for these devices," Geruson added.

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