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    Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

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    A newly published BlackBerry patent application describes technology that would let text messages be audibly read back to a recipient based on what the app calls "predefined voice characteristic information to represent the sender's voice." The patent app is 20060210028, "System and method for personalized text-to-voice synthesis." -- Full Story

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    How cool is that, not only will i have the coolest phone in the world...it will soon be talkin to me....whoo hoo!!!!

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

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    Wow. That's awesome. My wife is realllllly going to jealous. I already sleep with my BB lol.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    That sounds really nice, looking forward to it.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    This is not new - There's a piece of software I use for doing just this at the moment. Converts emails and Doc to mp3 audio. It's called MT1 from a company called MagneticTime. Works really well - delighted with it. Check it out.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    Slim, Welcome to PinStack.

    Does this App do it based on "predefined voice characteristic information to represent the sender's voice."? This is what the patent is about, I think.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    Hi slim, welcome to pinstack.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    I use that product MT1 all the time for my Emails, and Documents. It’s the best voice I have heard so far. I think it's also going to handle RSS feeds soon, can't wait.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    Thanks for the input Voice, we really do appreciate that. And lets not forget to welcome you to our wonderfull website.

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    VoiceOfDave, Welcome to PinStack.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Emotion-based voice readback of text messages described in new patent application

    Sorry Rcbjr - haven't been on in a while. No the app doesn't do the emotion based stuff, which on second reading, I see is what the patent is about - but it does a great job of converting text to speech in mp3. Makes it easier to "listen" to longer docs on my phone, rather thatn review with the small (albeit clear) screen.

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