Smartphone users prefer "Voice to Typing or Touching", Microsoft

A research study by Sanderson Studios for Tellme Networks Inc., a Microsoft subsidiary, reveals that smartphone users’re more inclined to buy a device that offers them the ability to push one button, say what they want and get it, making them more efficient on the go. The study shows that 75 percent of people would choose a […]

A research study by Sanderson Studios for Tellme Networks Inc., a Microsoft subsidiary, reveals that smartphone users’re more inclined to buy a device that offers them the ability to push one button, say what they want and get it, making them more efficient on the go. The study shows that 75 percent of people would choose a smartphone that allows them to compose a text message, search the Web or dial a contact simply by speaking, rather than by typing or using a touch screen. The study also reveals that cell phone etiquette seems to be evolving, with an overwhelming majority of respondents saying they would feel comfortable using voice to perform tasks in places such as a restaurants and gyms. Most people use smartphones while conducting other tasks in order to make better use of their time. Those surveyed say they use their smartphones while shopping or running errands (88 percent), waiting at appointments (80 percent), walking between places (78 percent), visiting friends (68 percent) and in many other places, such as while eating at restaurants, commuting, exercising or attending school.

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