Nuance FlexT9 for Android debuts in Europe
Groundbreaking Four-in-One Keypad App Lets Consumers Speak, Trace, Write or Tap; Expanded Language Support for US and UK English, German, French, Italian and Spanish
BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress 2011 – February 14th, 2011 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its innovative multimodal FlexT9 app for Android is making its debut in Europe, supporting six languages including US and UK English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Recently launched in the US, FlexT9 combines Dragon Dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9, empowering consumers to choose how they stay connected, whether they speak, trace, write or tap.
FlexT9 delivers the industry's first truly multimodal input experience by seamlessly integrating Nuance's renowned Dragon speech technology with its innovative T9 predictive touch input portfolio in a simple, easy-to-use all-in-one keyboard. FlexT9 allows users to switch between different input methods with just a simple tap – and now they can easily toggle back and forth between all six supported languages to:
Speak: Nuance's Dragon Dictation app has been downloaded by millions of iPhone users around the world to turn talk into text, and is now available as part of FlexT9 with full Dictate Anywhere capabilities on Android. So anytime and anywhere you want to speak your text, you can – into emails, SMS text messages, Facebook and Twitter updates, web searches, instant messaging and more.
Trace: Continuous touch input has become one of the hottest and fastest ways to input text for messaging and emailing on a mobile device. With T9 Trace, users easily glide their finger from one letter to the next on the virtual keypad. T9Trace uses all of the leading features of Nuance's renowned XT9 text input solution, creating an accurate and fast text input experience.
Write: With T9 Write, users can simply use their finger to draw words and phrases, numbers, symbols, accented characters and more on the touch screen, and instantly see results.
Tap: Nuance's renowned XT9 predictive text input technology ships on billions of phones around the world, and is at the core of FlexT9 to enable next word prediction, word completion, Sloppy-Type ™ word error correction, spell correction, and much more across the entire input experience, including T9 Write and T9 Trace.
"FlexT9 recognises that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to staying connected with friends and family, and that today's consumer demands options and flexibility," said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. "Given FlexT9's early success in the US, we're further expanding this power of choice to Android users across Europe with amazing multimodal capabilities in six different languages."
FlexT9 is currently available for download in the Android App Store for $4.99 USD in English (US and UK), German, French, Italian and Spanish, supporting Android OS v2.1 and higher. To download from your Android device, visit market://search?q=pname:com.nuance.flext9.input.
To learn more about FlexT9 and the full Dragon Mobile Apps portfolio, visit www.dragonmobileapps.com or http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/DragonSpeechUK.
To see Flex T9 in Action visit us on YouTube. Also follow us on Twitter @NuanceMobile, and check out our Facebook Fanpage.
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.