Jul
11
2011

Sending text messages with only your voice: Awesome new WP7 Mango feature

After a full week of playing with the all new Mango beta for Windows Phone 7, there has been one standout feature that I use almost every single day: Voice/Speech Dictation. This feature is absolutely amazing for many of us that use a bluetooth headset/stereo deck while we drive to and from work/school/etc every single day.

Essentially, voice dictation allows me to listen to incoming text messages while I drive, reply to them, and even create new text messages from scratch – all of this using *only* my voice. I figured the easiest way to explain this was to create a video, so here it is:

If you’re student with a Windows Phone 7 device and you don’t have Mango yet – you need to read this tutorial now! If you’re not a student, you can still get Mango using an alternative method found here.

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About the Author: ShiftF

I'm a recent senior computer engineering grad from the University of British Columbia. I'm also a bit of a phone addict - as I currently switch between a BlackBerry, a few iPhones and a few Windows Phones (Samsung Focus, HTC Titan, Lumia 900). I'm now work as a software developer full-time.