Nuance, makers of the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, has announced a new app called FlexT9. Nuance is claiming FlexT9 combines Dragon dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 to allow Android users a number of choices to input information into their Android powered handset. Simply put, users can speak, trace, write or tap their info in, using the different predictive text technologies mentioned above.
The app runs $4.99 and can be downloaded from the Android Market. It runs on either Android 2.1 or 2.2, and replaces the Android keyboard on your handset. You can use the barcode below to go right to the download page. Let us know how it works for you!
Full press release is below.
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced Nuance FlexT9, a downloadable app for Android that combines Dragon Dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 and replaces the existing virtual keypad for an amazingly seamless universal input experience. With FlexT9, Android users can finally choose how they communicate and stay connected in the ways that best match their mobile lifestyle, whether they speak, trace, write, tap – or all of the above.
“FlexT9 breaks the mold of the traditional mobile experience, giving consumers the power to speak, write, trace or tap whenever, wherever they want. It’s customization, control and convenience – and it’s all completely in the hands of the consumer.”
FlexT9 delivers the industry’s first truly multimodal input experience. FlexT9 combines Nuance’s trusted voice and predictive touch offerings in a simple, easy-to-use all-in-one keyboard interface that allows users to effortlessly and dynamically toggle between modalities with just a simple tap. With FlexT9, the Android keypad is transformed to let users:
- Speak: Nuance’s incredibly successful Dragon Dictation app has been downloaded by millions of iPhone users around the world to turn talk into text, and is now available as part of FlexT9 with full Dictate Anywhere capabilities on Android. So anytime and anywhere you want speak your text, you can – emails, SMS text messages, Facebook and Twitter updates, web searches, instant messaging and more.
- Trace: Continuous touch input has become one of the hottest and fastest ways to input text for messaging and emailing on a mobile device. With T9 Trace, users easily glide their finger from one letter to the next on the virtual keypad. T9 Trace leverages all of the leading features of Nuance’s renowned XT9 text input solution, creating an incredibly accurate and fast text input experience.
- Write: With T9 Write, users can simply use their finger to write naturally shaped letters, entire words and phrases, numbers, symbols, accented characters and more on the touchscreen, and instantly see results.
- Tap: Nuance’s renowned XT9 predictive text input technology ships on billions of phones around the world, and is at the core of FlexT9 to enable next word prediction, word completion, Sloppy-Type ™ word error correction, spell correction, and much more across the entire input experience, including T9 Write and T9 Trace.
So whether you’re text messaging with friends, emailing colleagues, updating your Facebook status from the basketball game, or searching the Web for tips on how to keep that New Year’s resolution, FlexT9 lets you decide how you stay connected.
“Universal input is in high demand across the mobile ecosystem as devices become increasingly sophisticated, with more computing power, cloud connectivity and of course, touchscreen interfaces. Consumers need more than just voice or just text input to stay connected across a host of apps and services,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “FlexT9 breaks the mold of the traditional mobile experience, giving consumers the power to speak, write, trace or tap whenever, wherever they want. It’s customization, control and convenience – and it’s all completely in the hands of the consumer.”
FlexT9 is currently available for download in the Android App Store for $4.99, supporting Android OS v2.1 and v2.2. To download, visit market://search?q=pname:com.nuance.flext9.input. To learn more visit www.dragonmobileapps.com.