Nuance Launches Mobile Navigation Package

BARCELONA, Spain - Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a supplier of speech and imaging solutions, launched the Nuance Mobile Navigation Service Package for the Nuance Mobile Speech Platform. The new offering includes packaged street and address grammars that allow mobile navigation application providers to add voice destination entry (including street addresses, businesses and points of interest) and spoken turn-by-turn directions to mobile navigation applications for mobile phones and PDAs.

The Nuance Mobile Speech Platform provides J2ME, BREW, Symbian, and Windows Mobile application developers with the ability to enhance their offerings with a speech experience. Instead of typing search terms or locations, users can speak their request. Navigation applications designed with the Nuance Mobile Speech Platform allow users to speak queries into a mobile phone or PDA to find a location or specific address. The phones can also support read-back of on-screen directions, including street names, using Nuance's latest network-based text-to-speech technology.

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