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Nuance Launches Dragon Dictation for iPad

Optimized for iPad, Free New Dictation App Lets iPad Users Simply Speak Text for Emails, Documents, Status Updates, Notes, and More

Burlington, MA – April 2, 2010 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN), today announced the availability of Dragon Dictation for iPad on the Apple App Store. With the newest addition to the Dragon Dictation family, iPad users can take advantage of the power of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to speak their email messages. The app also includes a new Dragon Dictation Notes feature that lets users speak and save drafts of documents, emails, to-do lists, social media status updates, and more.

“Dragon Dictation has proven to be a must-have app for iPhone and iPod touch, so it made sense to immediately extend those benefits to iPad,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “The iPad is a unique and remarkable device, and with the Dragon Dictation App users can experience added flexibility and convenience as they quickly convert speech into text.”

The Dragon Dictation App can turn spoken words into text up to five times faster than typing. This latest edition is designed specifically for iPad and capitalizes on the large screen size to include the new Dragon Dictation Notes feature, where dictated text can be easily saved, viewed and managed. The app can also be used in either portrait or landscape mode.

The Dragon Dictation App for iPad is available for free for a limited time from the App Store on iPad or at

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Dragon Dictation is part of the Dragon Mobile Apps family that brings the power of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to iPhone, iPod Touch and now iPad. Nuance’s broad product portfolio of speech and predictive text and search solutions are trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers and mobile operators, and are found in billions of phones and millions of automobiles and consumer electronic devices – making them among the most pervasive mobile solutions on the market today.

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:

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