IM+ by Shape Services continues to raise the bar as a premium messaging service for BlackBerry® users.
SHAPE has joined forces with Yap Inc., pioneer of the first fully automated voice-to-text platform, to add the first of its kind, thumbs-free message dictation feature to IM+ for BlackBerry® smartphones
IM+ with speech recognition will allow users to dictate their instant messages and send them as text to their contacts in Facebook®, AIM®/iChat, MSN®/Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!®, ICQ®, Jabber®, Google Talk™ and MySpaceIM. Recent studies indicate that over 70% of consumers prefer using voice to interact with their mobile devices rather than typing. Speech-enablement increases message creation speed and greatly improves the usability of instant messaging on mobile devices.
The beta version of IM+ with voice recognition will be showcased at this week’s Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Orlando, Florida, and the full release is expected at the end of May 2009.
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