Microsoft Releases Voice Control Software For Pocket PCs

Posted: Nov 3 2003, 9:23am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:04pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices


Microsoft Releases Voice Control Software for Pocket PCs
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Microsoft announces Voice Control For PocketPC PDAs and Smart-Phones.

Voice Command uses Microsoft's next-generation phonetic speech-recognition technology, the result of 10 years of research, to make speech interaction simple, intuitive and practical. While most voice-controlled software applications today require people to deliver unnatural and prerecorded verbal commands, Voice Command allows them to use natural language to go directly to what's most important in a matter of seconds. Full Details in Microsoft Press-Release.

The Microsoft Voice Command Software is available for $39.95 at and

The following key features are provided in Voice Command:

  • Voice-controlled hands-free phone.
  • Whether in the car, at the airport or walking down the street, people will enjoy true hands-free phone conversations without ever having to manually dial a number. They can simply say any name from their contact list. For example, they might say "Call Bob Smith," or they could give a number, saying for example, "Dial 555-1212."
  • Voice-controlled calendar lookup.
  • Checking appointments has never been easier. Regardless of location, consumers can simply ask their Pocket PC, "What's my next appointment?" or "What's my calendar?" and the time, subject and location of each entry will be read aloud.
  • Voice
  • -controlled Windows Media® Player. Now voice commands can be used as a virtual remote control to select and play music by album, artist or genre so people won't be fumbling for CDs or scrolling through a long list of songs. Consumers can also simply say, "Play music," using Voice Command as their personal disc jockey.
  • Voice-controlled application launcher.
  • Consumers can open Pocket PC applications with ease using natural voice cues to launch any program, including Internet Explorer, Outlook® Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, games and Calculator. For example, a consumer can say "Start Solitaire," and let the games begin.

See Also:
First Windows Media 9 DVD Recorder DiVA 489
MSNDirect SPOT Watch Delayed till Early 2004

You May Like


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at




Leave a Comment

Share this Story

Follow Us
Follow I4U News on Twitter
Follow I4U News on Facebook

Read the Latest from I4U News