IBM's new word processor - look who's talking too!

IBM's new word processor - look who's talking too!

SAN FRANCISCO - IBM has announced the availability of a general purpose, continuous dictation product for the consumer market, which allows users to dictate directly into Microsoft's Word, or IBM's included SpeakPad word processors.

Now available in the US, IBM's $US99 ViaVoice will also be available for UK English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese sometime in September, company officials said. A version localised for the Australian market should be available around the same time.

IBM promises the product allows users to talk to their computers in a normal speaking voice, entering text at up to 140 words per minute.

Beginning in October, IBM's Lotus subsidiary will also offer a customised version of ViaVoice integrated with its Lotus Word Pro word processor, a part of the Lotus Smart Suite '97 desktop application suite.

ViaVoice has a "vocabulary expander" feature that can analyse all documents stored on a particular PC and automatically add frequently used or unique words.

Follow Us

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.


ARN Innovation Awards 2022

Innovation Awards is the market-leading awards program for celebrating ecosystem innovation and excellence across the technology sector in Australia.

EDGE 2022

EDGE is the leading technology conference for business leaders in Australia and New Zealand, built on the foundations of collaboration, education and advancement.

Brand Post

Channel Roadmap

The Channel Roadmap is a bespoke content hub housing strategic priorities from technology vendors for 2022 and beyond, partners can find the guidance on the key technologies and markets to pursue, to help build a blueprint for future success.

Show Comments