Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ : NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are available for free in the Ukraine App Store supporting the Ukrainian language, further expanding the Dragon Apps’ global presence. With current availability of the Dragon Apps in 38 countries, the recent launch will now offer Ukrainian consumers a faster and easier way to send text messages and emails, update Twitter and Facebook, search for Web content and more, just by speaking. Since December 2009, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search have brought the power of Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition to tens of millions across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. And with availability in Ukraine, the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps are available in 20 European countries. “It’s clear that consumers all over the world love voice as a mobile interface and want more of it – demonstrated by the apps’ success in reaching the number one and number two spots in free apps in nearly every country launched,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “We’re very excited to continue expanding our global reach, bringing the power of Dragon to rapidly growing mobile markets like Ukraine.” Dragon Dictation is iOS-6 compatible and features a pop-up toolbar with app icons that enable users to easily access email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter status bars, or the clipboard. Dragon Search allows users to simply speak any search query to quickly and easily find information and knowledge on the mobile Web. Dragon Search features Nuance’s unique and innovative Dragon Search Carousel, which delivers faster, smarter search results within seconds across multiple channels all at once including Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, iTunes, Wikipedia and YouTube. Both Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are available for free from the Ukraine Apple App Store. Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are also available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, UAE, UK and U.S. App Stores. In addition to Ukrainian, the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search support U.S, UK and Australian English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwan Mandarin, Cantonese, Czech, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, European and Canadian French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, European and American Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Standard Arabic and Vietnamese. And with multilingual capabilities, all Dragon app users are able to easily switch between supported languages as they come available.
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