Verizon launches the Moto Q9c with TALKS

Verizon launches the Moto Q9c with TALKS
The Moto Q9c Windows Mobile Smartphone has been around for almost a year for Verizon, but today they launched a new version that incorporates TALKS technology. TALKS is a new text-to-speech program that allow visually impaired users to hear what is shown on the screen. Uses include the reading of Caller ID of an incoming call, dialing a number or add/edit numbers in the Contacts list, reads and writes text messages, e-mail, and documents in Mobile Office, access and compose MMS messages, the use of Mobile Internet Explorer, and allows the user to control the speech volume and rate of speech. The rest of the Q9c's features remain the same: Windows Mobile Standard 6.1 OS, 2.4" 240x320 display, 1.3MP camera, Mobile Office with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF reader, Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player 10, VZ Navigator, and supports microSD cards up to 8GB. Pricing of the Q9c with TALKS is $249.99 after a $70 rebate with a 2-year contract, $319.99 after a $70 rebate with a 1-year contract, or $479 without a contract.

source: Verizon Wireless - Press Release



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3 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

So on top of using a Q, *shudders* AND using winmo, *stabs self* the blind user will have to navigate the menus, internet, and email by VOICE?!?? *jumps off cliff followed by several hundred lemmings* Now thats just cruel!

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I think it's just vzw subs that are having problems with the Q9c, probably because thier neutering practices

3. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

the Q9c is MUCH better then the Q9m. This is just the start for us and other phones will get the software upgrade that will allow TALKS to work on those devices. Seems interesting yet I havent had the chance to play around with it yet since I dont have any Q9cs in stock

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