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VOICE DIALING: Fonix VoiceDial now avilable for Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 10.12.02 - 21:54:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9976x
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"Killer App" for Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition devices allows users to dial by Voice.
Fonix Corporation, a leading provider of speech interface solutions, announced yesterday the release of Fonix VoiceDial, a totally interactive, hands-free speech software application for the Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition that enables users to place calls simply by speaking the phone number or contact name.
"With no voice training required, users can tell their Pocket PC Phone Edition device to call a certain number or individual on the user’s contact list, and Fonix VoiceDial will do the rest," said Tim Hong, Wireless and Mobile Product Manager at Fonix. "This hands-free phone dialing solution is speaker independent, so people can use it in their cars, at home, in the office, or anytime they want to make a phone call. "
"I have several applications on my Pocket PC Phone Edition, but the one I use most often in the course of a day is VoiceDial from Fonix," said James Schmitz, an independent beta tester for VoiceDial. "I have over 200 contacts in my address book. Everyday I am amazed at how accurately VoiceDial recognizes the name of the person I want to call or a specific phone number, even if it is not in my address book. Fonix VoiceDial is easy to use and does not require any voice training. It’s especially useful when I’m driving as I don’t need to take my eyes off the road. Big thumbs up for this killer app!"
"One of the biggest features that drew my attention to this app was the ability to dial phone numbers by voice, without saying each number one at a time. You can literally rattle off an entire phone number, after prompting VoiceDial to "dial a number", and it will then ask you to confirm the number you spoke" said Dave Wong an early reviewer of VoiceDial. "With its high accuracy, and digit dialing, I would gladly pay twice the amount that Fonix is asking, which is $19.95. You can customize contacts with individual pronunciations if you deem necessary. I haven't found a contact on my list yet that it won't recognize in standard form though."

Fonix VoiceDial for Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition devices is now available through the Fonix web site ( for easy installation on the: AT&T Siemens SX56 Pocket PC Phone, HP Jornada 928 WDA, O2 xda, and the T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition.

True Mobility Now Possible
VoiceDial puts the power of speech into phone dialing with minimal user demands. This breakthrough application offers the following convenient features:

  • Continuous Dialing Response—When speaking a phone number to dial the user may speak at his or her usual speed and cadence, VoiceDial responds continuously. No pausing or waiting is necessary for each digit to be dialed separately.
  • Unlimited Contact List Size— VoiceDial builds a database of all the contacts in a users contacts database. Customers can easily download their entire Outlook contact database to their Pocket PC Phone Edition devices. There is no limit to the number of names a user can add or access.
  • Highly Accurate—even in the noisiest of environments like cars and sporting events.
  • Multiple Prompting Voices—Users can choose from 10 possible voices, giving VoiceDial true customization. All text-to-speech voices are highly intelligible and can handle an unlimited vocabulary.
  • Customized Pronunciation—Enables users to improve accuracy where needed, or to add a nickname for a particular contact.
  • Speaker Independent Phonetic Recognition—No voice training required.

Pricing and Availability
Fonix VoiceDial is priced at just $19.95, and is immediately available for download from the Fonix website,

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