Mobile Speak Pocket From Code Factory Features Fonix Text-to-Speech Technology

SALT LAKE CITY - The Fonix Speech Group released Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech (TTS) on screen reading software by Code Factory, a producer of software for handheld devices in the European and Asian assistive markets. Mobile Speak Pocket is now available through Code Factory's distributor net, which includes distributors in more than 50 countries. Fonix will receive unit royalties from the sale of each device.

Code Factory's device, the Mobile Speak Pocket, is designed for Pocket PC and handheld devices running on the Windows Mobile operating system. Mobile Speak Pocket screen reading software helps blind and visually impaired users to use Pocket PC devices.

Code Factory's device software allows users to:

  • Access the calendar
  • Manage contacts
  • Write notes and manage tasks
  • Write, send and receive email messages
  • Browse the Internet
  • Create, edit and read Word documents
  • Work with spreadsheets
  • Access and change device settings
  • Use tools and utilities
  • Use commands for basic functions and text navigation

Fonix DECtalk technology, which is designed for limited-memory devices, enables device users to hear spoken words and phrases. Users may choose from three TTS voices (male, female, child) and may change the pitch and speed of the voices. Code Factory plans to deploy other screen reading solutions for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones into the market that will feature Fonix DECtalk before the end of the year.

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