MyCaption Voice-to-Data Application Available to BlackBerry Storm Users

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Voice Recognition Software Allows up to Three Minutes of Talk Time

While the Storm is a breakthrough for RIM, when you combine its touch-screen with the facility to simply speak your email, memos, notes and appointments, you get the best of both worlds. This is the perfect example of voice becoming the new keyboard.

MyCaption, a leading provider of voice-to-data services, today announced it has released a version of its voice recognition software for the new BlackBerry® Storm from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). MyCaption allows business users the ability to "write-by-voice" their email, memos, tasks, contact notes and calendar entries and synchronize them with any Enterprise applications such as Outlook, Microsoft Exchange and even Google applications.

"The BlackBerry Storm really helps bring an application like MyCaption to the forefront of a user's mind," said Vipul Bhatt, CEO and founder. "While the Storm is a breakthrough for RIM, when you combine its touch-screen with the facility to simply speak your email, memos, notes and appointments, you get the best of both worlds. This is the perfect example of voice becoming the new keyboard."

Once the small plug-in is installed, business users can begin to compose and reply to emails or sync with their enterprise networks contact management systems. Simply click on "Compose (MyCaption)" or "Reply (MyCaption)" and start speaking the email. When finished click "done" and an email is sent to anyone in the user's network. MyCaption gives all business users the ability to review and edit their email before sending.

In addition to the new BlackBerry Storm MyCaption is currently supported on the BlackBerry® Pearl™, BlackBerry® Curve™ and BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones.

Some key features of MyCaption include:

  •     Three Minutes of Talk Time: MyCaption enables the business user, for the first time, to speak business-length emails comfortably, for up to three minutes. Users can include natural instructions such as 'Quote, Unquote' or 'new paragraph'.
  •     Text Review: The voice-to-data service allows users to review your spoken email before sending via BlackBerry, with an easy-to-use text-review capability. Users can edit their text, add after-thoughts and additional insights, make corrections or change plans on the fly.
  •     Customizable Dictionary: MyCaption for BlackBerry also offers a customizable dictionary, to fit the user's style and tone. The voice-to-data service grows with its user, offering additional conveniences such as the ability to 'learn' your industry-specific phrases and acronyms.

MyCaption has currently implemented a free, time-specific trial period where users can take MyCaption for BlackBerry for a test drive. The free trial will also enable users to get a sense of how much they use the service. MyCaption offers multiple pricing plans, which can be found here. The user is under no obligation to give their credit card upon sign-up.

About MyCaption:
Founded by telecom industry veterans and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, MyCaption is the first company to bring to market a compact, voice-to-data application to seamlessly blend into all BlackBerry productivity functions. Its flagship product, MyCaption for Blackberry, enables the business user to "write by voice" email, memos, tasks, and calendar entries. By converting voice-to-data in a timely and accurate manner, the service synchronizes with Enterprise solutions like Outlook and gives multi-tasking, business users a competitive advantage by converting their voice to searchable, actionable data. BlackBerry is powered by RIM (NASDAQ: RIMM). For more information about MyCaption or any of its products, please visit http://www.mycaption.com.

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