As we noted Sept. 30th, now official, DoCoMo debuts “Jspeak” voice language translation app, open-to-all users http://bit.ly/1vIvXzm
Thrilled to see this Really Great solution Go-Global.. DoCoMo does OTT! [Eds]
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today it will launch its Jspeak face-to-face mobile translation service for smartphones and tablets, targeting travelers from abroad, on November 10th. Jspeak is modelled on DOCOMO’s Hanashite Hon’yaku, the mobile-based automatic translation service now offered exclusively to DOCOMO subscribers in Japan. Jspeak will enable Japanese and non-Japanese speakers to enjoy face-to-face conversations simply by speaking into a smartphone or tablet to get a translation as screen text and voice readout. Ten languages – Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai — can be translated into Japanese and vice versa.
The service will offer a friendly interface and a preinstalled list of over 700 handy phrases for transportation, restaurants, hotels, shopping, hospitals and other common encounters. Users can create their own lists of favorite, frequently used phrases. Jspeak is available to mobile users from Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom. The app can be downloaded from Google Play with two plans offered: $0.99 for one week or $2.99 USD per month, payable via the user’s Google Play account. Hanashite Hon’yaku was launched in November 2012 and won several world-renowned technology awards, including a 2013 Emerging Technology Awards from CTIA—The Wireless Association, an international wireless-communications industry organization.