Nuance, ZTE Partner for Mobile Speech

Nuance and ZTE establish strategic relationship to deliver innovative mobile speech capabilities

March 3, 2010

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that it has established a strategic global relationship with ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to ship Nuance VSuite and Nuance Vocalizer on ZTE handsets. As a result of the deal, ZTE devices will feature robust speech capabilities for both command and control, and text-to-speech across its extensive portfolio of mobile phones available from carriers around the world.

Given the global demand for innovative and intuitive mobile speech capabilities across a variety of markets and platforms, including Android and Windows Mobile, ZTE is integrating Nuance VSuite, Nuance’s pervasive speech software already shipping on hundreds of millions of phones. Nuance VSuite enables mobile consumers to speak a variety of commands – ranging from simple dialing, to launching games and other applications like the text messaging client and Web browser. Nuance VSuite coupled with Nuance Vocalizer, which provides text-to-speech functionality for text message readout and command confirmation, gives ZTE consumers an incredibly easy-to-use mobile interface on some of the most innovative mobile phones shipping today.

“We keep a strong focus on mobile innovation and design in order to meet the various needs of the operators we work with and the many consumer markets they serve,” said Kan Yulun, CTO, handset division, ZTE Corporation. “Working with Nuance enables us to bring the power and simplicity of speech to our broad portfolio of handsets, as they provide flexible solutions that can be easily integrated as part of any mobile platform. Now, we can universally enhance the mobile user experience.”

Nuance Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN)

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