Live Search for Windows Mobile — Now with Speech Recognition!!


Live Search for Windows Mobile -- Now with Speech!

The press release just went live. The web site is online. And the details are all spelled out.

Here’s what the press release has to say about Live Search:

Live Search for Windows Mobile with voice input. The updated Live Search for Windows Mobile® 5.0 and 6.0 will be available for download for free on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and now includes voice input (beta version), gas prices, and hours of operation for businesses. The service can also use Global Positioning System (GPS) data on GPS-enabled phones to provide location-aware local search for customers.

Yeah, that’s right. Instead of having to type out all those business listings and locations with your thumbs on your tiny phone keypads, now you can simply enter text into Live Search on your phone using speech recognition technologies developed right here at Microsoft!!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movie must be worth, what? A million words? OK … Maybe not. But … At any rate, you should check out this video (~2 minutes) I just uploaded of Live Search for Windows Mobile devices in all it’s glory — Now with Speech Recognition!!

You could also try out this longer video (~8 minutes) if you want to see even more of the cool new features…

If you have a Windows Mobile 5 or Windows Mobile 6 phone, download the app, and start talking your way to finding businesses and addresses.

Comments (22)

  1. Live Search for Windows Mobile con il riconoscitore vocale…

  2. geniodelmale says:

    Un'altra cosa da provare… The press release just went live. The web site is online . And the details

  3. geniodelmale says:

    Un'altra cosa da provare… The press release just went live. The web site is online . And the details

  4. rmg says:

    Hmm, installed fine but "Enable speech recognition" is greyed out in the Settings.

    installed to SD card on a Vodafone V1615 (HTC Kaiser WM6)

    Any ideas on why speec does not work?

  5. rmg says:

    Ahh, speech only works for the US 🙁  shame!  

  6. cjm55 says:

    Hi, I’ve just installed in the UK and indeed search recognition is greyed out 🙁  Any ETA on using this in the UK?

    And also, I have colleagues in the US in Atlanta, Georgia. How do I enable speech recognition so I can search for restaurants for my next trip over there?

  7. rmg says:

    Change your location to a US one and the speech option magically appears!  Works really well too, if I ask for a mcdonalds with my rubbish american accent 🙂

  8. rmg says:

    i have discovered that the speech recognition works if you have your location set to the gps location.  and it works very well.  im assuming that the function had to be disabled as the voice recog will not work for non us locations.  brilliant app.  lets see uk traffic and petrol prices next 🙂

  9. Tester says:

    Did you see the post at blogs.msdn.com

  10. Bill Gates has always been a big advocate of Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis inside and outside

  11. aleis says:

    hmm…i could have sworn i posted in here yesterday…ANYWAY

    could you add the ability to search for wi-fi hot spots and also have a GPS buddy finder feature….

    thanks! 🙂

  12. I just saw a post by Brian Caulfield on Forbes.com asking the question, "What does Windows have that

  13. I just saw a post by Brian Caulfield on Forbes.com asking the question, "What does Windows have that

  14. Since shipping the speech enabled version of Windows Live Search for Windows Mobile a couple weeks ago,

  15. aleis says:

    Hey Rob!

    Aleis again….anyway we can get a button to activate GPS when on the map view.

    so if im on the map and i find what i want, have the GPS show me where i am in relation to where i just located simply by "clicking" GPS?

    and not center on gps which takes you off the map view.

    anything on the tracking your buddies feature?

    helio has it!

    microsoft does something with sprint in regard to tracking…

  16. robch says:

    Hi Aleis,

    I’ll certainly communicate the feature requests to the right folks on the core Live Search for Mobile team.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    -rob

  17. aleis says:

    YES!!

    okay i`ll wait… 🙁

    but u guys are aware that GPS and location based information THEE next big thing?

  18. Long Zheng recently interviewed our very own Oliver Scholz about the latest Live Search that now has

  19. Long Zheng recently interviewed our very own Oliver Scholz about the latest Live Search that now has

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