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(21/12/2011) Symbian Belle made accessible with Mobile Speak V5.7!

Yet another free upgrade which includes Symbian Belle accessibility and enhanced support for all other devices!

Code Factory SL
Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain, December 21st 2011

When Nokia announced its latest version of Symbian operating system, Symbian Belle, with new UI updates and performance improvements, we aimed to make this operating system accessible for all our users. It is currently available in three phones, Nokia 700, 701 and 603 and with more phones to come, we had one huge objective before the end of the year: to start 2012 with Nokia’s latest version of Symbian OS Belle supported.

Belle features resizable widgets and many enhancements to the UI. The new Belle devices are the first Symbian phones to feature a 1GHz processor which provides notable speed improvements. Comprehensive accessibility support is given by Mobile Speak v5.7, similar to what is provided on Symbian^3 and Symbian Anna devices. This includes support for email, web browser, Ovi Maps v3.04, Nokia Internet Radio, Standby Screen shortcuts, etc. Current Symbian^3 and Symbian Anna devices (N8, E7, C7, C6-01, E6, X7 and Nokia 500) will receive a firmware update to Belle early in the new year.

Note that since previous versions of Mobile Speak are not compatible with Symbian Belle, these users must first update to v5.7 of Mobile Speak prior to updating their phone’s firmware to Belle.

Major features:

  • New Gestures:

-    In order to access the new left-centre and right-centre buttons present in many Belle applications, new triple slide gestures have been introduced: Slide left-right-left for the left-center button and Slide right-left-right for the right-center button. These gestures are available in application like Messaging, to allow quick access to some specific app features.
-    Two new gestures have been introduced to organize the main menu elements: Slide up-down-up (which is also available on the home screen) and Slide down-up-down.

  • Improvements to Mobile Speak Commands: Commands of Mobile Speak are now divided in 4 groups to make it more logical and less time consuming.
  • New "Switch Commands" setting.
  • Touch: New configurable vibration feedback when performing taps in Keypad mode for easier learning for beginners.
  • Braille: built-in support for HIMS Braille Sense devices.
  • New supported devices: Nokia C5 5MP (Symbian 9.3), Nokia 500 (Symbian Anna), Nokia 603, 700 and 701 (Symbian Belle).
  • Many bug fixes, including a fix to the issue where the web browser was activating links unexpectedly on some devices.


To check the whole list of various improvements and bug fixes, please consult Sections 2.1 and 2.10 of the user guide at:
http://www.codefactory.es/download.asp?file=family_4/ms57_userguide_symbian.html

To read more about Mobile Speak visit:
http://codefactory.es/en/products.asp?id=318

You can download Mobile Speak 5.7 now at:
http://codefactory.es/en/downloads.asp?id=348#version_0_106. New users can try it for free for 30 days. Note that only the Acapela German Julia and Catalan Laia TTS installation packages have changed since v5.6. No other TTS installation files have changed, so there is no need to reinstall them.

About Code Factory
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain, Code Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile technology for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the leading provider of accessible mobile applications such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces. Code Factory’s products are compatible with the widest range of mainstream mobile devices running on Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Smartphones, and Android. Among Code Factory's customers are well known organizations for the blind such as ONCE in Spain, and carriers such as AT&T, Bouygues Telecom, SFR, TIM and Vodafone.
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