By February 15, 2009

Microsoft Recite, another new addition for Windows Mobile

image Microsoft Recite is a search technology for your voice that runs on Windows Mobile devices. With Microsoft Recite, you can use your voice to easily store, search and retrieve the things you want to remember, where and when you need them. Microsoft Recite is available as a free technology preview beginning February 16, 2009.  Full details after the break complete with a video showing what it’s all about.

How Does It Work?

Microsoft Recite’s voice search makes it easy to retrieve your stored thoughts and notes by using voice pattern matching. It analyzes the patterns in your speech and finds matches between two recordings — the notes you stored on your phone, and the search you do using your voice. With Recite you can store thousands of spoken notes, and then later retrieve the notes you want based on a match with your search term(s). This is different from speech recognition, which has to accurately convert spoken words to application-readable input.

Press “Remember” to record a thought.
Press “Search” to retrieve your thoughts. It’s that simple!

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Consumer Use

We can think of countless handy ways that you might use Microsoft Recite… record your shopping list, friends’ birthdays, addresses, school happenings, gift ideas, get togethers, favorite wines… anything you might need or want to remember later. Recite even lets you remember and search in multiple languages.

Here’s an example. Imagine your co-worker, Paul Johnson, tells you about a book that he thinks you might like, Hot, Flat and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman. To start recording a mental note, launch the technology, press the ‘Remember’ button, then say what you would like to record; in this case, “Book recommendation from Paul Johnson: Hot, Flat and Crowded.” Next, press the “Finished’ button to complete the recording and store the note. Later, when you’re ready to buy the book but are unsure of the title, click on the ‘Search’ button and say what you would like to recall. In this case, you might say “book recommendation,” then press ‘Finished’ to begin the search. Recite will then retrieve and play the book recommendation for you.

Or, you might recall that Paul told you something that you wanted to remember, but forgot what it was. In this case, click ‘Search’ and say “Paul Johnson.” Microsoft Recite will retrieve all mental notes that include the sounds “Paul Johnson.” In this case you would hear “Book recommendation from Paul Johnson: Hot, Flat and Crowded.”


What’s a Technology Preview?

By launching Microsoft Recite as a technology preview, we’re offering you an early look at this new technology. We encourage you to download Recite, use it anywhere and anytime, and tell us what you think! We want to hear what you like and don’t like about it, improvements you’d like to see, and questions you have. Get in touch with us by clicking the ‘Feedback’ button on our web site, We look forward to hearing from you.


To Install Microsoft Recite

Microsoft Recite is a free download for Windows Mobile devices (version 6.0 and higher). Simply direct the browser of your Windows Mobile device to There is no cost to participate in the Microsoft Recite Technology Preview. Standard carrier rates apply to the data sessions and download time on your mobile device. Those fees are dependent on your data plan with your carrier. After downloading, actual use of the technology does not consume any data sessions.


Additional Microsoft Recite Resources

Microsoft Recite technology preview information is available at

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