So I decided to give you guys a few screenshots of what the voice features are in the dev Mango build. These are the ‘help’ screens and they show you what’s possible. Launching apps is sweet (“Open Angry Birds”) and everything works great. In fact some of the features are not covered here, like the ability to have texts read out loud to you and then talk through responding, calling them back or ignoring and of course you can go into Maps and speak locations and you can dictate texts. But the oddest thing is actually speed dials. I was all excited to see that we finally got them and then it turns out you need to enable ease of access calling features and once you do that you can say “save speed dial” and then it asks you what number to assign and you respond, and then it asks for the number. It doesn’t bring up the contacts picker, you then speak the number out loud and it recites it back to you when it’s done. And then it sets it up. Can I then hold the ‘2’ button down to call the contact? Nope, I need to say “Call speed dial 2” which is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I mean, why would I memorize speed dials if I’m using voice dialing and instead could say “Call Brandon Watson office” and that would do it?

Anyway, everything else is pretty sweet so here’s what’s available:



  1. Matt activate the voice feature and there is a question mark on the drop down click it. And generally heck yes mango is packed full of juicy awesomeness. :D

  2. You can already say “Call ” and it dials it for you immediately, no need to wait for mango. Unless I’m misinterpreting this.

  3. You can activate the help screen by also holding the windows button and say “help” .. and the instructions page will show up.

  4. U can already open apps via holding the start button down and saying “open” or “start” and app name I.e. Office. Non Mango love.

  5. The speed dial feature is for those that need the tyy assistance. That’s why that needs to be enabled first before you can use it. Additionally, if you say “dial” then the number, you can save that number also. Again, helpful for those who can’t type and therefore cannot create address book entries.

  6. The voice dial never works for me when using people’s names, unless it is very basic. “Call Bob”. I look forward to this feature.

  7. That is the one thing i miss about my Fuze/Touch Pro…. the voice command was years ahead of my android phone… *sigh*

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