BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2007, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
RegisteredUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vancouver
Model: 8320
Carrier: Rogers Wireless
Posts: 28
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Problem with Voice Dialing & Adaptation in BB Curve

Please Login to Remove!

Ever since upgrading from 7130 to Pearl and now the Curve, the Voice Dialing and Adaptation is TERRIBLE in BB Curve.

The software takes so long to process during the adaptation and takes so long bring up the voice dialing.

Major slowness in the Pearl and Curve when you browse and switch apps. The curve rated the WORSE when you are in Camera mode and trying to do the explore. The response time was @#$%ing painfully slow!

I want the 7130 back please!!! It's stable and fast! And the Voice Dialing and Adaptation works fast!
Offline  
Old 08-24-2007, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
vinmontRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.0.238
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 726
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RegisteredUser View Post
Ever since upgrading from 7130 to Pearl and now the Curve, the Voice Dialing and Adaptation is TERRIBLE in BB Curve.

The software takes so long to process during the adaptation and takes so long bring up the voice dialing.

Major slowness in the Pearl and Curve when you browse and switch apps. The curve rated the WORSE when you are in Camera mode and trying to do the explore. The response time was @#$%ing painfully slow!

I want the 7130 back please!!! It's stable and fast! And the Voice Dialing and Adaptation works fast!
Your experience seems to be different from mine with the Curve... I have about 400 address book entries. The only time Voice Dialing takes more than a moment for the voice prompt is if I do a *large* amount of phone book edits in Outlook and then sync with the Curve via desktop manager: the first time I use voice dialing after that, it will need a few seconds to scan my phonebook. But after that, for all subsequent use, the voice prompt comes up almost immediately, and name recognition is also almost instant except on rare occasions when it may pause for a couple of seconds when I say a name (but that's rare).
Offline  
Old 08-27-2007, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
RegisteredUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vancouver
Model: 8320
Carrier: Rogers Wireless
Posts: 28
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vinmontRD View Post
Your experience seems to be different from mine with the Curve... I have about 400 address book entries. The only time Voice Dialing takes more than a moment for the voice prompt is if I do a *large* amount of phone book edits in Outlook and then sync with the Curve via desktop manager: the first time I use voice dialing after that, it will need a few seconds to scan my phonebook. But after that, for all subsequent use, the voice prompt comes up almost immediately, and name recognition is also almost instant except on rare occasions when it may pause for a couple of seconds when I say a name (but that's rare).

I know what you mean. On the Pearl, the first time it goes through, it will scan the address book. The curve doesn't. The adaptation is flaky... takes a very long pause in each tries.

I'm on Rogers Wireless in Canada. But Carriers shouldn't matter. I'm thinking it is the phone that is faulty.
Offline  
Old 09-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Brampton
Model: 8700r
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 47
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I can not believe how poor my voice dialing works. It reminds me of my Newton handwriting experience many years ago. As an EOL (english only language), it is fair to say I have a pretty straight forward voice, and the voice dialing on my Curve is the most annoying thing I have ever used. I have tried all of the great info posted, changing the sensitivity, changing the language, etc and still it absolutely sucks. It's so bad, it sometimes does even recognize when I say the word 'Call" all by itself. Not many options it has to choose from there. I can get it to work 50% of the time when inside the house and no noise, not exactly prime voice dialing moments. Once in the vehicle I am lucky to get a 10% hit, and it is ridiculously off. For example, I say 'Call Bob Smith" and it will come back with 3 choices such as Kevin Johnson, Fred Mills, and my personal favourite CAA (for Canadian Automobile Assocation). In fact my kids love it now when I say "Call CAA". So I am down to thinking either the software needs a complete reload, or the 'chip' in the phone which runs the translation is a wee bit off. I have tried Voice Control by Nuance and it works 100% of the time, but I don't like the fact that it will not work with Bluetooth, so now true handsfree operation. My consipracy side of the brain would like to think that Rogers has 'fixed' the voice dialing software not to work so we'll all pay the $6 a month for voice control.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.