A voice-controlled version of the Bing search engine will be incorporated into a range of new Samsung mobile phones.
Dubbed Tellme, the feature allows users to conduct searches online via voice recognition software. This function will also convert spoken commands into text messages.
Samsung’s Intrepid handset be the first to embrace the technology, which is aimed at making the mobile internet experience more user friendly by cutting the number of steps it takes to complete a search.
Writing on a Bing blog, Microsoft Mobile senior director Dariusz Paczuski stated: “The number of steps it takes to complete your tasks may not be a real problem for when you are sitting at your desk or at home on the couch.
"But what about those times when you are carrying that bag of groceries in one arm and you need to text your spouse that you need them to pick up the kids from soccer practice? Or walking up and down a busy Manhattan sidewalk?"
The Windows Mobile 6.5-powered Intrepid is due to arrive in the US on the Sprint network this month. However, details of a UK launch for the upcoming Samsung mobile phone have yet to be confirmed.
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