Nuance Advanced Speech Capabilities Debut on New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Nuance Communications' natural language speech technology is now featured on the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, the latest Android-powered phone from T-Mobile USA.

The myTouch 3G Slide introduces T-Mobile’s Genius Button built on Nuance’s speech platform. The Genius Button provides consumers one-button voice access to control the phone and its features, including many of the mobile applications they use most, such as making calls, sending email and text messages, searching the Web, finding businesses and directions, and much more.

The phone incorporates a pervasive voice interface that works right out of the box. Nuance’s Dragon Dictation is also embedded on the smartphone for text dictation in any text field, and includes a text-to-speech feature for readback of incoming messages.

The T-Mobile Genius Button is powered by the Nuance Voice Control platform. Through the Genius Button, users can also activate a feature that uses Nuance’s text-to-speech technology to read incoming email and text messages. When the feature is enabled, users are alerted when a message is received, and can advise verbally whether or not they want it read aloud, and if they’d like to respond.

“In partnering with Nuance, a leader in speech technology, we’ve been able to create a new experience which makes it easier for our customers to stay connected with the important people in their lives,” said Andrew Sherrard, vice president of product development at T-Mobile USA. “Our consumers now have the ability to easily and quickly communicate with their favorite people through text and e-mail with the push of one button and the sound of their voice.”

Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of Nuance Mobile said, “We believe the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide’s speech capabilities are perhaps the most innovative examples of how speech will elevate the mobile experience. T-Mobile is truly taking advantage of our connected and embedded natural language capabilities to bring an incredibly unique Android device and one-of-a-kind consumer experience to market. Now T-Mobile consumers have one-button, one-shot speech access for messaging, finding directions, accessing information on the Web, and it’s all available right out of the box.”

The myTouch 3G Slide also features MyAccount 3.0 powered by Nuance Mobile Care, which provides users the ability to easily access and manage account information directly from their phones. In fact, users can even open MyAccount right from the Genius Button.

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is expected to be available in June, exclusively from T-Mobile USA in three colors: black, white or red. 

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