Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its industry-leading speech recognition solutions are now available in the Tempo E2000, a new 2GB music-enabled handset from Kyocera Wireless Corp. that also features video on demand (VOD) as well as a 1.3 megapixel camera. The Tempo E2000 is currently available to consumers through wireless carrier MetroPCS, with additional U.S. and international launches planned.

Nuance® speech-recognition technology enables speaker-independent name and digit dialing, meaning a user can dial by pushing a single button and speaking a name from the phone’s contact directory or saying the digits of the phone number. The technology also supports a number of additional command and control functions including launching applications and navigating menus, among others.

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