Voice-to-Text messaging coming in Windows Phone 7 Mango
Today Microsoft confirmed to get Voice-to-Text to Windows Phone 7 Mango update. Voice-to-Text is a new hands free messaging feature which helps to read the message aloud and even you can reply back with your voice which in turn will be converted to text.
According to its blog, it works for both text and instant messages and personally I feel its very useful when hands free is necessary or if the text is quiet long. and tedious. Billi Pardi, Microsoft Employee, has even attached the conversation which shows how Voice-to-Text changed the way he used to message. Below is the conversation
WP: [music pauses]You have a text message from Cody Pardi. You can say read it or ignore.
Me: Read it.
WP: “When will you be home?” You can say reply, call or I’m done.
WP: Say your message.
Me: “In about 20 minutes.”
WP: [The phone transcribes and repeats the message] You can say send, try again, or I’m done.
Me: Send. [music resumes]
Other things for which you can use Speech for in Windows Phone is :
Making a phone call by name or nickname
Redialing a number
Turning on the speakerphone
Starting an app while in a call
Check out the video for more details or read the full post here.