Nuance Communications Inc. announced that its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps are available with Dutch language support for iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod touch on the App Store in the Netherlands.
In a release Michael Thompson (News - Alert), senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile said, “Our rapid expansion of the Dragon Apps in both language support and country availability has been fueled by intense global demand for mobile voice capabilities.”
“This latest foray into the Netherlands with support for Dutch further demonstrates our commitment to bringing the power of voice to more mobile users worldwide – and there will be more to come before the end of the year,” Thompson added.
Dutch-speaking users in the Netherlands and all other countries where the Dragon Apps are available will be able to speak text for SMS messages, emails, social media updates, mobile Internet searches making input much faster than typing, said officials.
According to company sources the Dragon Apps are based on the renowned Dragon NaturallySpeaking platform, and have been downloaded by millions of users around the world. They have garnered the number one and number two spots among free Apple (News - Alert) apps in every region.
Also Dutch is the fifteenth language supported by the Dragon Apps, and the Netherlands is the seventeenth country where it will be available, added sources.
Dragon Dictation is iOS-4 compatible featuring app icons for easy access to Email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter status bars, or the clipboard. An Auto Save function incorporated in the Dragon Dictation helps retain dictated text when the user is interrupted by an incoming phone call. Besides the multilingual capabilities enables all Dragon app users to change from one support language to another.
The Dutch App Store carries Dragon Search for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Users have to simply speak any search query to find information and answers on the mobile Web. Nuance’s unique Dragon Search Carousel is included in the Dragon Search app which delivers search results within seconds across multiple channels like Google (News - Alert) or Bing!, iTunes, Twitter, Wikipedia and YouTube, explained officials.
In related news T-Mobile USA, Inc. recently announced the myTouch 4G Slide, the latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s (News - Alert) exclusive line of myTouch products. The new advanced Genius Button in the phone offers one shot voice commands, powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance, that simplifies the smartphone experience by enabling users to call, text, find a business or search the Web, all with the press of a button.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny