[blindza] Re: Talks v5.2 released

  • From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "NAPSA Blind" <blind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:39:18 +0200

Ok, went ahead and downloaded the install package via blindSea, and installed 
it over my installation of 5.0, and this also meant could go back to UK english 
voice (have had a few guys asking me about that one as well <smile>).

After installation completed, the phone beeped, and then just shut up and 
wouldn't talk, but was fine once I restarted it.

Anyway when went into talks app/configuration using talks key followed by *, 
after restarting phone, under options menu, under registration, I selected 
restore registration, and around a minute or two later it told me I had 
successfully activated the product registration - it handles this by sending a 
message to some or other controlling server.

I will make sure it doesn't do something like stop talking after 10 minutes 
like it would generally do in demo mode, and that it doesn't stop working after 
10 days, along the lines of the other demo mode, but it seems alright, and 
apart from the british voice, which I prefer since it's a little bit better at 
pronouncing some things, the only thing have tested so far is that it will in 
fact now read things on the screen of ovi maps, including current location, etc.

I honestly don't know exactly which versions of talks you are actually allowed 
to upgrade from, and am pretty sure I didn't have premium since just got it via 
vodacom, but the following is a small extraction from the release notes text 
Version 5.20 is a free upgrade for all Premium Edition licenses generated after 
November 13th, 2007 (the release date of TALKS 3.50 for 3rd Edition). In 
particular, this means that it can be installed by any customer who is 
currently able to run version 4.11 or 5.01 without requiring a new license.

I did previously have version 5.00.3 on my N86 FWIW, but anyway.

It also includes the install file for daisy2go, but this won't work on my phone 
since I don't have the premium version of talks - tried it and it told me so.

Will lastly provide you the link for the page on which I got the download link, 
but, I am not going to tell anyone they should/should not try this since, quite 
possible my phone will just stop talking sometime soon, and I would then have 
to get some sighted help to then uninstall talks, and then try reinstall the 
original version, etc., but I am trying my luck...LOL!

The link for that page is:

On that page, I chose the link labeled as follows:
Latest version of talks version 5.20.3

It then downloaded the zip file with everything in it, including language 
install files for both us and british english eloquence engines, talks install 
file, manuals etc.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jacob Kruger 
  To: NAPSA Blind 
  Cc: BlindZA 
  Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 1:48 PM
  Subject: [blindza] Talks v5.2 released

  Apparently it's just been released, and it's apparently a lot better with 
things like ovi maps, etc.

  Just wondering what other/older versions would be allowed to do a free 
upgrade, since my N86 has v5.00.3 on it.

  Stay well

  Jacob Kruger
  Blind Biker
  Skype: BlindZA
  '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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