Nuance and ZTE to Collaborate on Portfolio of Voice-Enabled Android Devices

  Nuance and ZTE to Collaborate on Portfolio of Voice-Enabled Android Devices

   Multi-Year Agreement to Bring Advanced Voice Applications to ZTE Android
Devices, Including ZTE’s New Car Mode App for Smarter, Safer In-Car Experience

2013 International CES

Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Mass. & LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and ZTE Corporation today announced
a multi-year collaboration where Nuance’s voice capabilities will be
integrated as part of a new portfolio of ZTE Android devices worldwide. The
result will be a diverse set of mobile applications and devices that foster a
more natural, human interaction between people and their ZTE phone – in more
than 25 languages. Among those applications is ZTE’s new Car Mode application
unveiled at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.

Car Mode integrates Nuance’s powerful voice capabilities to let users speak to
stay connected to people and the content they love, without bringing
additional manual-visual distractions into the car. Taking advantage of
Nuance’s automotive-grade voice technology and expertise, ZTE’s Car Mode
application is embedded within the device to provide people with reliable,
always available hands-free, eyes-free access to the phone functions that are
used the most while driving, such as making phone calls, reading text messages
and accessing music – no network or data connection required and in noisy
automotive environments.

People simply engage Car Mode with a hands-free wake-up word, and the app is
at their command to dial contacts and numbers, launch navigation apps, get the
local weather, and play music on the device. Further, Car Mode announces
incoming callers and reads incoming text messages aloud with Nuance’s natural
text to speech, and allows people to barge in with new voice commands or
cancel incoming audio when needed. Car Mode also features a “Do not disturb”
mode where drivers can further minimize distractions by blocking all incoming
calls and text messages  until they arrive at their destination – with
notifications available of those calls and text messages missed.

“Mobile means being connected at any time, any place. By integrating Nuance’s
voice technologies as a core part of our Android device lineup and mobile
applications, our consumers can simply speak to elicit an intelligent response
from their phone – no hands required,” said Mr. Kan Yulun, Corporate Vice
President of ZTE Corporation and CTO of the ZTE Mobile Device Division.

“Working closely with ZTE, Nuance will further humanize and simplify the way
people interact with ZTE devices and applications through voice,” said Michael
Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “The
results of our collaboration will yield a new global portfolio of intelligent
and intuitive Android devices and applications that keep people connected on
the go and wherever life takes them.”


ZTE’s Car Mode application will be available pre-loaded on ZTE Android devices
in 2013.

Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding
innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and
personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking,
Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Dragon
Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, Dragon Voicemail to
Text, and Swype. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized
interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps
and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit

About ZTE Corporation

ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually
every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The
company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500
operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs
of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010
revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits
10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role
in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms
standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR)
initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only
listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and
Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code:
000063.SZ). For more information, please visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and
language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its
technologies, applications and services make the user experience more
compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems.
Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s
proven applications. For more information, please visit

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America
and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the
trademarks of their respective owners.


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