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  1. rhkrqyr's Avatar
    Is the focus has this app?
    08-06-2011 01:15 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    All the devices will have Voice to Text available one Mango rolls out. That includes the Focus.
    08-06-2011 06:14 PM
  3. Rico's Avatar
    It's worth noting that the voice to text is only when using SMS in Mango, but it's pretty sweet. :)
    08-07-2011 02:57 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Not true you can also voice search on Bing and in Bing maps. Where else would you use VTT where would you like to see it integrated in Windows Phone?
    08-07-2011 06:04 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Not true you can also voice search on Bing and in Bing maps. Where else would you use VTT where would you like to see it integrated in Windows Phone?
    That's not strictly voice to text though Big D5, just voice recognition then performing commands. ;)
    08-07-2011 06:35 AM
  6. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Well text appears in the text entry box does it not? Lets say I give you that one. What do you guys really want VTT for? I use it all the time when texting in my experience its useless for long text lines. This is true for all the devices I have tried Android is no exception maybe its my southern accent but when I try to add long text lines I spend more time arguing with my device than getting things done. For short answers like okay, yes or even something like Ill call you later MSVC is spot on but I wouldn't want to try to compose an email with it. What is it you would use VTT for? Android has VTT button on the keyboard to use in any text box and in the 8 months I had an Android device I bet I didn't use it 10 times. With my WP Mango device I use it a lot more because it works for the things I need it for I guess what I am trying to say is MS put some thought in to where and when VTT is needed and will be used rather than lumping it in to the keyboard taking up valuable space with something seldom used.
    08-07-2011 06:57 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well you can't edit the text because there's no text to edit as there is in sms's if you know what i mean lol

    I agree with you completely it's really only of use in what we have already in the reading and speaking of messages, which is quite amazing in use. It works really well.

    It does amazingly well with a Scottish accent too, clever old WP7 :)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 08-07-2011 at 07:19 AM.
    08-07-2011 07:07 AM
  8. Rico's Avatar
    I really don't think of the feature in Bing as "voice to text" in the same way it is in the SMS app, but I suppose that's a semantics debate.

    Big D5: I seem to remember Jerry Hildenbrand saying that Vlingo worked really well with his southern acccent, moreso than Google's built-in voice features.

    And I'd say there's at least a couple of reasons MS didn't put the voice button on the keyboard. One is space -- the WP keyboard feels full as is, and if you've ever added another language you know just how cramped an additional button can make it. Secondly, they're focused on introducing features when they feel they're ready, not when they're ready as a public beta (ie. Google). Third, Microsoft, as best I know, doesn't have as much as a vested interest in capturing data from users to create a profile of them that can be sold to marketers. Pretty much everything Google does can be traced back to that.
    08-07-2011 07:41 AM
  9. razzazzika's Avatar
    Not true you can also voice search on Bing and in Bing maps. Where else would you use VTT where would you like to see it integrated in Windows Phone?
    Umm.. How bout Microsoft Office? I could totally write my novel while driving or walking or riding a bike... ok... maybe not so much the bike... it would be like Richard *huff* went over to the *huff* bar *puff*. He *huff* ordered a drink *wheeze*.
    08-09-2011 12:25 PM
  10. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Umm.. How bout Microsoft Office? I could totally write my novel while driving or walking or riding a bike... ok... maybe not so much the bike... it would be like Richard *huff* went over to the *huff* bar *puff*. He *huff* ordered a drink *wheeze*.
    I'd read the Novel...lol
    08-09-2011 09:10 PM
  11. Rico's Avatar
    Umm.. How bout Microsoft Office? I could totally write my novel while driving or walking or riding a bike... ok... maybe not so much the bike... it would be like Richard *huff* went over to the *huff* bar *puff*. He *huff* ordered a drink *wheeze*.
    I think it gives you ten seconds to speak your message before shoving what you have up to the server. It's still a little early for full dictation. It's no Dragon Naturally Speaking.
    08-10-2011 01:28 AM
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