Reuters: Lernout & Hauspie to make mobile phones talk back

“Belgian speech technology company Lernout & Hauspie Speech
Products NV hopes to gain from the growing popularity of mobile
phones by making them talk back to their users after surfing the

“It plans to launch by Christmas a system that lets people tell
their mobile phones and other handheld wireless devices to fetch
information on the Web such as traffic reports and movie listings
and read it back to them.”

“The system, known as “Nak” in its prototype form, will also let
them do more complicated online operations such as buying a book or
selling a stock.”

“The Nak, short for “nakulo” or “echo” in Hawaiian, uses a
StrongARM computer chip made by Intel Corp. and runs on most
operating systems, including Linux and Microsoft Corp.’s

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