[access-uk] Re: Is this the end for accessibility to Nokia mobile phones?

More chance of seeing Pigs flying, than there is of seeing a Nimrod
MRA4!  See Utube.

Do you think Microsoft and Google, really care about accessibility?

Cheers

Dave

Maybe if Microsoft and Nokia are going into competition against Apple
that they will develop their own built in speech similar to Voiceover.

Or will pigs manage to fly before that happens?

Tom.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Hill" <bbinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:13 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Is this the end for accessibility to Nokia
mobile phones?


> Oh dear.  It does seem like Apple is the only viable option.  Is there

> any access with the Android system?
>
> Cheers
>
> Barry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Damon Rose
> Sent: 11 February 2011 11:02 AM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Is this the end for accessibility to Nokia 
> mobile phones?
>
> But I'd rather presumed that MobileSpeak was also dead in the water 
> because it works on Windows, and, as discussed, the new Windows Mobile

> 7 operating system is inaccessible. I understood that MobileSpeak were

> working on other income streams to stay afloat. These were just 
> rumours but they seem to make sense unless a big access solution is 
> pending very soon with Windows.
>
> What is the future for Talks?
>
> I note that Nuance has created some kind of app that works on the
iPhone. 
> I
> think it's just provision of speech synthesis.
>
>
> ...Damon
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Barry Hill
> Sent: 12 February 2011 10:51
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Is this the end for accessibility to Nokia 
> mobile phones?
>
> Perhaps we could switch to Mobilespeak?  Yes, it means that any of our

> investment in Talks is going to go to waste, and also means that we 
> have to pay for another speech software system, but it's an option.
>
> Cheers
>
> Barry
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Damon Rose
> Sent: 11 February 2011 10:44 AM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Is this the end for accessibility to Nokia mobile

> phones?
>
>
>
> Nokia have today announced that they are partnering with MicroSoft and

> will be using the Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 operating system which is

> presently inaccessible.
>
> The noise suggests that the Symbian operating system, which Talks runs

> on, will be sidelined.
>
> So, by extension, does this mean that Talks is now dead in the water?
>
> I speak as a long time Talks user who would be a bit disappointed if
so.
>
>
> Is Apple iPhone the only choice left now?
>
> ...Damon
>
>
> Damon Rose
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