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vnunet.com: Speech-based PDAs debut at Cebit

Feb 24, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Dennis Howlett, of vnunet.com, writes . . .

“Speech technology specialists Lernout and Hauspie will this week demonstrate a prototype of a PDA that responds to spoken commands. L&H said that with the right partner support, the device could ship as a working product before the end of this year.”

“While there are an estimated six million PDA's in the world, they are constrained by either having tiny keyboards or requiring the use of a stylus. The number one accessory for such devices after a leather case is a keyboard.”

“L&H is promoting speech as a natural input method, especially for mobile users. The prototype uses the Intel Strong Arm chip, Linux as the operating system and a noise cancelling input microphone.”

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