p2pnet news view | Mobiles:- Is an initial outlay of $600, plus $8 a month thereafter, worth it to you to be able to hear your email while you’re driving, and respond without taking your hands off the wheel?
If it is, you’ll be interested in a new Canadian gadget called iLane, said to be the first in-car device that interacts directly with your smartphone and lets you manage your inbox using simple voice commands.
It, “reads e-mails to the user out loud, on command, and it allows for access and control of other smartphone applications by voice command, including managing phone calls, SMS messages and calendars,” promises a press release.
iLane is currently compatible with BlackBerry(R) 8000 series and smartphones running BlackBerry OS 4.1 and newer, it says, saying tt expects to have compatibility with other operating systems will be available throughout 2009.
The press statement doesn’t say what what kind of voice recognition system the device uses, or say what its input and output accuracy rates are.
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press release – iLane from IMS Inc. helps commuters cope, November 24, 2008
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