Friday, May 9, 2003
Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 02:36 PM
"This is the part where I'm left speachless [sic]. I really don't mean to make anyone drool or anything, but once you get your hands on one I strongly think you'll be impressed too. The phone function works well and there is no lag when manually dialing a number (i.e. Kyocera 7135 with about a 1.5 second lag from hitting a number until it shows on screen). The reception (keep in mind I'm not programmed or activated yet) is on par with my old v60c. Where the i700 really shines is in the voice dialing application; Voice Signal. It does not come pre-installed and will need to installed preferably in main memory for speed reasons. It is worth sacrificing precious main memory (the amount I don't yet know) because it is an app that you will use everyday. You can voice dial ANY contact in your address book simply by tapping the Voice Signal icon (or mapping it to a hardware button) saying "Name Dial" and then the contact name when prompted. The voice recognision [sic] is very quick, with only about a 1.5 second delay between speaking a name and recognision [sic]. If a contact has more than one phone number Voice Signal will ask you which one you wish to call (home, work, mobile, etc.). All in all, it is a very slick and useful application. For those more difficult to pronounce names there is the ability to train the system on a case by case basis. You can also dial by number using voice dial by speaking "Number Dial" at the prompt and speaking the number at a normal speed. You can also launch any installed application with this software but I haven't dug too far into that yet..."