BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rugmankc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 8900
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 352
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Voice Dialing Poor

Please Login to Remove!

Anyone else think the 8900 has horrible speech recognition for voice dialing. I have to speak way too loud and even in a quiet room it still misinterprets my commands. It is even worse with my bluetooth headset, a BlueAnt V1. I speak slow, loud, and articulate. Any ideas?



Ken
__________________
Phones Owned: Nokia 6200; Nokia 6126 2ea; 8700g; 8900; Carrier-Cincinnati Bell: Future Bold Owner
Offline  
Old 05-14-2009, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rugmankc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 8900
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 352
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

SOLVED Anyway !!!


However you can leave comments on your opinion of the voice dialing. Just got the phone and may have judged it too soon. The biggest problem now is when I say Call (?) the voice reply that comes back saying "did you say call (?)" is loud and raspy, not a big deal though. The Blueant problem was operator error, it works great.


Ken
__________________
Phones Owned: Nokia 6200; Nokia 6126 2ea; 8700g; 8900; Carrier-Cincinnati Bell: Future Bold Owner
Offline  
Old 05-15-2009, 02:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 12
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy I can't believe thare aren't more replies to this!!!

It appears that the voice dial is REALLY POOR on this model. I have problems as well. The recognition is AWFUL through Bluetooth. The reply is terribly distorted when it does reply, and then it is USUALLY is wrong. After repeated attempts I have to give up. Since the law now reuires handsfree use in a car I am seriously considering returning my NEW 8900. I have a Pearl that is 3 years old and this function is much better.
Why is this not being addressed and fixed by the manufacturer?
How did it make it into production in the first place?
Maybe when the novelty is over and people start to actually use the phone as a phone the functions that are important in a PHONE will be done properly.
Offline  
Old 05-15-2009, 02:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 12
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default followup

You posted SOLVED by the way. HOW??? maybe I should have asked that first!
Offline  
Old 05-15-2009, 11:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rugmankc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 8900
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 352
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by teech53 View Post
You posted SOLVED by the way. HOW??? maybe I should have asked that first!

The BlueAnt V1, that I now know how to use is absolutulety superb. You are limited to your preset speed dials and it uses one of them for Goog 411. Otherwise it transfers you to the address book and the horrible internal voice dialing.

I have no problems at highway speeds and speaking naturally to activate the speed dials. I very hands off headset.

My initial problem, to finally answer your question, was not knowing the correct command prompt to activate the speed dials. I was activating the internal voice mail and getting poor speech recognition. Also, I had to put the headset on, then turn it on and it prompted me thru the initial pairing. It would not pair by just holding it close to the device.


Ken
__________________
Phones Owned: Nokia 6200; Nokia 6126 2ea; 8700g; 8900; Carrier-Cincinnati Bell: Future Bold Owner
Offline  
Old 05-16-2009, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: rogers
Posts: 12
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question ok but....

it sounds like you still have poor speech recognition on your voice dial. that is my problem. If I try to voice dial a number while driving it just plain does not work. does yours? Also recognition of a name for a voice dial doesn't work either. What is it that actually worlks ?
Offline  
Old 05-16-2009, 11:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rugmankc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 8900
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 352
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

While driving, I have to hold the phone close to my mouth, speak relatively loud at a consistent speed, and be articulate. If you have pauses in your words it is worse than if you speak at a consistant rate.

The BlueAnt V1 solved all this for me. But, like I said you only have about 7 speed dials after you back out VM and Goog 411. That's plenty for me.


Ken
__________________
Phones Owned: Nokia 6200; Nokia 6126 2ea; 8700g; 8900; Carrier-Cincinnati Bell: Future Bold Owner
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.