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Android Concierge Solution Gets Its Voice from NeoSpeech

VoiceText is the basis of the Shabette Concier application in Japan.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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NeoSpeech, a provider of text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, announced today that NTT Docomo, a major Japanese voice services carrier, uses NeoSpeech VoiceText software for its own "Siri"-like voice activated concierge solution, Shabette Concier, for Android smartphones.

Shabette Concier lets yusers send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more, with voice, similar to Apple's iPhone Siri application. Shabette Concier, however, also responds to questions and provides answers by using leading content providers such as Wikipedia.

An NTT Docomo spokesperson described the new app as "an advanced voice-activated user interface that enables customers to intuitively and directly operate services and smartphone features with voice commands." 

Shabette Concier is currently available in Japanese for Android smartphones version 2.2 and higher.

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