A handset with an unlikely name is being touted as potentially revolutionising the industry, due to what its makers claim is the world’s most accurate voice recognition system.
The Zumbafone could be available by the end of this year, according to reports.
The innovation is a circular pad that can be placed over the ear and detaches from a small handset that contains a circular dial pad and screen. Simply removing the earpiece pad from the handset activates a connection to the internet. You then simply say the name of a contact to dial a number or send a text. When you receive a text it can them be read out to you.
No contact information is stored on the handset itself, with all data being held ‘in the cloud’, which the makers say makes the phone 100 per cent secure. As it is fully tied to voice recognition, the claim is that if lost, the phone cannot be used by anyone else. [click heading for more]
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