I am hanging out with a bunch of Charles River Ventures partners this week in Phoenix and one of them, Mobeus, just showed me something that will get me to switch cell phone vendors when it comes out.
Well, it was CEO Dave Grannan and Mike Phillips, CTO, who pulled out their cell phones and — started talking to them.
But, not in the way you might think. Their words were — almost in live time — being transcribed right in front of me.
Full text off of voice.
It is a killer app for cell phones.
I sure hope Apple’s iPhone gets their service (probably won’t, though, cause it’s built in Java and requires a Java runtime on the phone which Steve Jobs seems set against) cause I really want to buy an iPhone with this service.
This is the first thing I’ve seen for mobile phones that might get me to not buy an iPhone.
Imagine telling your phone “San Francisco pizza” and having it change that to text and go to search engines to bring back pizza places.
It works this well and it is the demo of the year I’ve had so far.
The technology won’t ship until later this year (they are going into beta testing in the next month or two).
They are totally stealth mode. Don’t even have a Web site (and say it they will have a different name when they go public). Dave said I got the first public demo.
I’ll definitely keep in touch and bring more about this company when they ship.