Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search applications for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are now available for free in the Thailand and Croatia App stores, expanding the apps’ availability to 40 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Supporting the Thai and Croatian languages, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search allow iOS consumers a faster and easier way to send text messages and emails, update Twitter and Facebook, search for Web content and more, all with their voice. “40 countries is an incredibly exciting milestone for the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps, as it’s testament to the intense global demand for mobile voice interfaces,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Also impressive is the sheer success of the apps worldwide, as they continue to hit the number one and number two rankings in free apps in nearly every country launched.” 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. Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are now available for free from the Apple App Store in Thailand and Croatia. To download in Thailand, visit the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search pages, and to download in Croatia, visit the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search pages. 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, Ukraine, UAE, UK and U.S. App Stores. In addition to Thai and Croatian, 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, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. And with multilingual capabilities, all Dragon app users are able to easily switch between supported languages as they come available.