Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tellme to Provide "One Button" Voice Access in Windows Mobile 6.5

Microsoft's Tellme service will provide "one-button" access for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones due out this fall. The new service puts many of the most popular phone functions behind a single button. Windows phone users just press the side button of their phone to do the following:

  • Send a text by saying "text" to open a text box, then speak the text message and say "send" to send it to anyone in their contact list

  • Initiate a call simply by saying "call" and then the name of anyone in their contact list

  • Search the Web with Microsoft Live Search by speaking your request, such as "weather in San Francisco, California," "pizza in Kansas City," "movies" or "Mother's Day gift ideas".