Talks And Zooms
Running on Symbian™ Series 60 phones, Nuance TALKS converts the displayed text on the mobile handset into highly intelligible speech. With Nuance TALKS, blind and low-vision users can take advantage of most features, including contact directories, caller ID, text messages, help files, access to the Nokia web browser, and other screen content, available on their mobile phones.
NEW! The significantly revised audio handling for handsets running S60 3rd Edition allows to use any TTS that is supported by TALKS during a call. Looking up a contact or note, or entering new ones, manage multiple calls, using call options to mute or hold calls, and much more can be done using the familiar TTS voice of your choice.
NEW! Now, TALKS&ZOOMS gives users more freedom, by offering SIM-based licensing. When TALKS&ZOOMS is registered to a SIM-card instead of being registered to a phone/IMEI, the user can move that SIM card from one phone to the other, as long as the SIM license is valid for the TALKS version installed to the new handset.
NEW! TALKS&ZOOMS now support reading and even editing word documents, for instance, e-mail attachments, in QuickWord. QuickWord is a part of QuickOffice, and its view-only version is pre-installed on most handsets, while the version that allows to edit text is pre-installed on the Nokia E-Series handsets, or can be purchased otherwise.
NEW! The Premium Edition of TALKS&ZOOMS includes Nuance Daisy2go, a DAISY text/audio book player for S60 3rd Edition.
NEW! The Object Viewer present in the Premium Edition of TALKS&ZOOMS now allows to easily configure speech output for a specific application. This way, the user can improve speech output for applications that do not work well with TALKS otherwise, or configure read-out according to his/her likings.
NEW! ZOOMS is now a free component when purchasing TALKS Premium Edition. The user can decide which options (TALKS only, ZOOMS only, or both) should be visible, via a View option in the settings.
NEW! Support for recent S60 3rd Edition handsets: Nokia 6650, E66, E71, N79, N85, N96
NEW! Other improvements
- Rapid read-out of the application icons on the stand-by screen, by automatically labelling these icons.
- More lines on the stand-by screen are recognized.
- For the calendar's day view, the correct number of entries for a day is announced, and they are read completely.
- Users can redefine the [TALKS] key, for example, to use the Multimedia key present on some new devices.
- The text status (T9 dictionary and upper/lower case) is now read automatically when reaching a text field. This can be turned off by a new setting "Read text status". Additional verbosity settings:
- New setting: “Read subtitles” to control reading of tab sheets
- New setting: “Read function keys”, to control key echo for function keys, such as [Key 1] and [Key 2]
- TALKS can now be muted on a per-application basis
- When softkeys change on typing the first character of a text field (e.g. Key 1 changing to OK), both the character and the key label is read
- Support for additional type of automatically updating progress indicators
- Braille: input is now possible in 3rd party applications where this did not work before, and also works for the first digit of a phone number and for selecting items from the phone’s main menu
- 3rd Edition FP2: Battery and network status are also read when keyboard is locked
- Nokia E90: Fixed swapped softkey labels in ZOOMS "Distributed Views" mode
- Nokia 6124: added workaround to allow input of text into edit fields on web pages