YOPY: Linux finds its PDA voice


Author: JT Smith

Derrick Rose writes, “Conversay, a developer of speech technology software, has announced it will provide the speech interface for the Linux-based YOPY personal digital assistant (PDA) system, making what the company is touting as the first Linux-based PDA to offer a speech interface.

Conversay said its speech recognition and text synthesis engine will be incorporated into the device for worldwide release in the first quarter of 2001.

‘[The device] nicely complements the work we’ve done with other platforms, such as Pocket PC,’ said Matt Scheuing, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Conversay.

For more information goto http://www.gmate.com/english/news/gmate-news/21-01 -09.htm.”