Nuance Mobile Brings Dictation, Voice Command and Control to New Samsung Rogue™ from Verizon Wireless
Optimized for Messaging, Rogue Features Innovative Speech-to-Text Capabilities and Speech-Enabled Application Launch
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and BURLINGTON, MA – September 8, 2009 – Verizon
Wireless and Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), today announced
that the new Samsung
Rogue™, exclusively available from Verizon Wireless, features innovative
speech capabilities powered by Nuance Mobile. Samsung Rogue users will
not only be able to access and launch a variety of applications and services
with simple voice commands, but they’ll also be able to dictate their
text messages – further setting the Samsung Rogue apart from other
mobile phones on the market today.
Designed with today’s avid texter in mind, the Samsung Rogue from Verizon
Wireless provides users with the ability to launch and dictate a text message
with their voice, the most intuitive and natural interface. This sleek
phone built for messaging also comes equipped with a full touch WVGA AMOLED
display, which results in one of the brightest and clearest displays on a
mobile phone in the U.S.; a horizontal slide out, four-row QWERTY keyboard;
threaded messaging; and, one-touch access to popular social networking widgets
including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Photobucket. Its
soft 12-key screen also features Nuance’s T9 predictive text input
for those moments when manually typing a message is more appropriate.
The Samsung Rogue message dictation feature is made possible by Nuance’s
VoiceMode speech-to-text technology. VoiceMode is an automated dictation
solution that is optimized for mobile phones and quickly converts the spoken
phrase into text, transcribing messages more quickly than typing.
The voice command and control elements are powered by Nuance’s trusted,
pervasive VSuite speech recognition
framework. Samsung Rogue users are able to add, edit and manage their
phonebook, access their stored music playlists and make phone calls with
easy, spoken commands. Users can also launch various applications that
can be quickly accessed and opened by saying “Go To,” including;
- “Go to Web” to open the mobile Web browser;
- “Go to Calendar” to input and reference appointments;
- “Go to Ringtones” to find and reset ringtones;
- “Go to Voicemail” to dial voicemail;
- “Go to Games” to discover the games folder;
- And more.
“The Samsung Rogue from Verizon Wireless is a texter’s dream.
It features a beautiful design that gives them the best of both worlds in
messaging – voice dictation, a slide out QWERTY, and the soft 12-key
keypad with predictive text,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president
and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Dictating messages is simply
faster than typing them, and today’s mobile user demands the fastest
and easiest means of communication possible. By working with Samsung
and Verizon Wireless, we’re bringing to market true innovation in mobile
Price and availability
The pricing for the Samsung Rogue is $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with
a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate
as a debit card that can be used anywhere debit cards are accepted. Customers
can purchase the Samsung Rogue beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications
Stores or online at www.verizonwireless.com. For additional information
on any Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless
Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. To
learn more about Nuance’s portfolio of mobile solutions, visit www.nuance.com/mobiledevices.
About Nuance Mobile
Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech
interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile
devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make
mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service,
and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile
applications and content – regardless of technical know-how, location,
environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and
consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make
the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with
information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions
of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications
and professional services. For more information, please visit: nuance.com.
Nuance, VoiceMode T9, VSuite, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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