I Talk, You Read

Mobile-phone texting has evolved into an essential form of communication — a brief e-mail on the run. But for those who find texting cumbersome, a quicker solution[an error occurred while processing this directive] has arrived. Woburn, Massachusetts-based VoiceSignal has created VoiceMode, which allows mobile-phone users "to say it, see it and send it." It takes approximately one minute and 75 taps of tiny keys to create and send this text message: "Leave tix at box office — running late." Dictate the same text with a VoiceMode-enabled phone in seconds.

VoiceMode's current discrete dictation means that users must pause between words, but...

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