The new Windows Mango will have a Voice-to-text feature, which will allow you to send SMS [Text messages] even without touching your mobilephone [using handsfree] and it will also read out any Text messages it will receive
There is also a possibilty that this feature will be available in the upcoming Nokia WIndow Mobile but nothing officially announced yet
Anyway, here is a short conversation Bill Pardi of Windows Steam blog had while testing this feature
WP: You have a text message from Cody Pardi. You can say read it or ignore.
Me: Read it.
WP: “When will you be home?”
You can say reply, call or I’m done.
WP: Say your message.
Me: “In about 20 minutes.”
WP: [The phone transcribes and repeats the message] You can say send, try again, or I’m done.
Thats not all, the new speech features on mango of windows mobile can call your friend by just calling their name, can receive a call, just say the name of an application and windows mobile will open it for you!
See a Video about this new feature below
Some of the things Windows Mobile [Mango] can do by using speech feature are
- Making a phone call by name or nickname
- Redialing a number
- Calling voicemail
- Searching Bing
- Turning on the speakerphone
- Starting an app while in a call
- Navigating Maps