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Windows Phone Mango voice control gets video demo

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Windows Phone Mango voice control gets video demo
Voice control has undoubtedly hit the mainstream. After years of hit-or-miss services on desktop, voice control has found its niche in mobile, and Microsoft is expanding the voice control features in Windows Phone Mango. WP7 already has options for initiating calls, searches or launching apps with voice commands, but the Mango update expands these features, adds new features, and makes them all available via Bluetooth headset.

Right now, only the call commands are available through a Bluetooth headset, but with Mango all commands will be available. In addition to the current options, Microsoft is adding voice commands for texting, toggling call forwarding, as well as in-call commands. In-call commands include: calling someone else for a conference call, saving a number to your contacts, and "pressing" numbers to make things a bit easier for you while you're calling tech support. 

You'll find the full video demoing the features below.

source: PocketNow

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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:17

1. Issak (unregistered)


Good work embedding the video hahahahaha

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:24

2. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Yep. That would be an "oops".

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:16 1

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Hey everybody you should all call or text bothe these phones see if you get a result

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:30 1

4. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I am starting to really like windows phone. I have an iPhone. Love it easy to use. Love my droid x android. I am starting to think windows phone has a chance to be better than both maybe. I like the zune player better than the I phone and especially better than android. What it comes down with me is the quality of apps and especially the quality of the build along with hardware specs. I think apple has the first two edged out over android but android phones are starting to make really good phones as far as hardware specs. The only thing is what matters to me is how the os of whatever platform uses the hardware most effiantly. My iPhone is really smooth. Most of the time as where sometimes some android phones with better hardware can actually be kind of choppy. From what I have seen windows phone is pretty smooth even with lower hard ware specs. I guess I will wait till the iPhone five comes out that will be about the same time when the next android ice creme comes out as also this mango update. Kind of makes me exited. Samsung galaxy 2, droid bionic, or whatever windows phone hast to offer or the next iPhone with iOS five. Then again I just got LTE service in my area so that will through another wrench in my decision. Oh and last thing is I can't wait for the phone arena to have a comparison between all three. Even though the result they will say is well what ever suits your needs the best you should get. Wow they are horrible at actually picking a winner

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 06:17 1

5. cubits (unregistered)


the left one looks like nokia x6 :D

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:10

7. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sharp looking device....

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:09 1

6. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Very cool. But I do not get not having voice integration for your music player. You would think that would be one of the top uses, right after the hand free texting. Calendar voice options, which is my blood line during the week, would have been really, really nice for me. Maybe next upgrade, like Mango 1.0?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 01:58

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


believe next upgrades called Apollo

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:04

9. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


It just gets better and better... If any phone embodied Charlie Sheen's "WINNING" phrase it would definately be WP7 right now :)

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 12:08

10. Photographer (unregistered)


Is it just me or Microsoft seems to be getting ahead of competition, and I'm not saying it because of voice control thing I know many phones have that, I'm saying it because of all the stuff they've been adding to WP7 in a short amount of time. I used to hate WP7 when it first came out to be honest, but now I'm loving it, I like it even more than android and iOS.

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