TextAloud Adds Japanese, Chinese and Korean Voices

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NextUp.com (http://www.NextUp.com) announces public beta testing of TextAloud with support for new languages. A leading text-to-speech software tool for consumers, educators, and business customers, TextAloud converts text into spoken audio for listening on a PC, and can also save to MP3/Windows Media files for easy playback on portables like the iPodâ, or use in the creation of Podcasts. This newest version of TextAloud offers unicode support providing access to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and other languages previously unavailable.

– NextUp.com (http://www.NextUp.com) announces public beta testing of TextAloud with support for new languages. A leading text-to-speech software tool for consumers, educators, and business customers, TextAloud converts text into spoken audio for listening on a PC, and can also save to MP3/Windows Media files for easy playback on portables like the iPod, or use in the creation of Podcasts. This newest version of TextAloud offers unicode support providing access to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and other languages previously unavailable.

NextUp.com also announced availability of 5 new NeoSpeech premium voices for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Full information on this public beta test of new features and voices is available at http://www.NextUp.com/beta.html

“TextAloud has long been very popular with users of iPods and other portable mp3 players. Asian consumers have quickly adopted these devices.” comments Ken White, CEO of NextUp.com. “With TextAloud’s added support for Asian languages, users in China, Japan, and Korea now have new access to completely new uses for their music players.”

About TextAloud

TextAloud is a full-featured Text-to-Speech tool offering direct support for Word, PDF and HTML formats, as well as advanced pronunciation tools, an Internet Explorer Plug-In for easy listening of favorite web pages – and more.

Hailed by critics and users alike, TextAloud is priced at just $29.95, and is compatible with systems using Windows® 98, NT, 2000 and XP. The program is available for fast, safe and secure purchase via http://www.NextUp.com. NextUp.com also offers TextAloud with optional premium voices from NeoSpeech for the most natural-sounding computer speech anywhere.

About NextUp.com

NextUp.com, a division of NextUp Technologies, LLC, provides award-winning Text-to-Speech software for consumers, business customers, educators, and those with visual impairment or learning disabilities.

In addition to TextAloud, NextUp.com markets other innovative Windows software designed to save time and deliver vital information. NewsAloud™ is a talking personal “news agent” that finds the stories users want, and then reads them aloud or to portable MP3 files. WeatherAloud™ is a weather application that lets users select and listen to personalized weather forecasts, while StocksAloud™ reads stock updates and related news headlines aloud for specific companies of interest. Most recently, NextUp also released NextUp Talker 1.0, an easy and affordable program that allows people who have lost their voices to use the latest in high-quality computer voices to communicate with others.

Note to Editors:

Evaluation copies of TextAloud are currently available upon request. To receive a review copy, or for more information on NextUp.com or TextAloud, please contact Rick Ellis at 336-998-1882. Meanwhile, for images, logos, box shots, or other information or artwork on TextAloud, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043.

All companies and products referenced in this press release, including TextAloud™, Outlook®, and more are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:

Rick Ellis

NextUp.com

(336) 998-1882

Angela Mitchell

Paranoid PR

(904) 982-8043

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