MULTIMEDIA: Fonix iSpeak for Pocket PC 1.0 - listen to E-Mails, texts and more
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 18.06.02 - 12:25:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 10531x Not Tagged
Imagine the freedom of being able to catch up on those last 10 or 20 email messages you didn't get a chance to review by letting your Pocket PC read them aloud to you on your way home from work. Or, imagine the freedom of being able to listen to your sales presentation or conference notes while simultaneously enjoying other activities, such as hiking, biking, or jogging. Better yet, imagine using that same application to listen to your favorite MP3 (.mp3) files when it is time to relax. Simply put, imagine making more of your time.
Fonix recognizes the demands on your time are increasing. Fonix also recognizes that more and more of the time you have to be productive is spent in longer commutes, on travel, and on the weekends. That's why Fonix has developed a revolutionary new text-to-speech product called Fonix iSpeak for Pocket PC.
Fonix iSpeak for Pocket PC allows users of Pocket PC handheld devices to listen to email messages, text documents (.txt), MP3 (.mp3), or Wave (.wav) files anywhere, anytime!
Features and Benefits
Catch up on email messages while driving or exercising
Listen to information while your hands or eyes are otherwise occupied
Play a text file of any length web page information, presentations, papers, reports, and books
Create or merge your favorite play lists consisting of text (.txt), MP3 (.mp3), or Wave (.wav) files
Repeat the entire play list or repeat an individual file
Assign personalized voices to individual text files in your play list
Listen to text you have copied to the clipboard
Choose from multiple pre-installed themes
Design your own themes for a personalized touch
Select your own background image, change the background color, or change the position and appearance of any of the buttons
Use all the features of Fonix iSpeak for Pocket PC from the Today screen
Install to either the device Main Memory or any Storage Card
Select from 11 high-quality, award-winning Fonix U.S. English TTS voices, or purchase additional languages for Fonix iSpeak for Pocket PC (French, German, Spanish, Swedish, U.K. English)
The opportunity to listen E-Mails while you are driving in the car sounds interesting for me and I will give it a try.
Fonix VoiceCentralâ„¢ Lite is the latest in a series of revolutionary new voice-activated speech recognition applications from Fonix Corporation.
It recognizes simple, natural voice commands, such as â€œCalculator,â€ or â€œPocket Word,â€ which allow you to start any program or application without having to tap through several menus with the stylus. It also allows you to start any other third-party or after-market application you have installed on your Pocket PC. For those application names that may be too long or difficult to pronounce, just tell Fonix VoiceCentral Lite what name youâ€™d like to associate with any program name and Fonix VoiceCentral Lite remembers the nickname.