Although cell phones are ubiquitous, only limited numbers of individuals use them to surf the mobile Web. Whereas the keyboard interface with a cell phone is far from ideal, the cell phone is designed expressly to handle sound. In parts of the developing world, the cell phone will be the only device that many will use to surf the mobile web. The huge potential of these developing world markets will well justify the investment needed to develop strong voice recognition systems....
It is quite clear that these three companies [Nuance, Microsoft, Google] are highly attracted by the potential of the sound-based mobile Web. Their competitive efforts to gain the lion’s share will certainly boost the rate of growth of this marketplace... [more >>>]
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I have a penchant for spotting patterns and fixing broken user and customer experiences. Even my Bumblebee project hasn't escaped - I've been using Six Sigma techniques to study and predict their behaviour patterns. ☺